Thursday, 30 May 2013
Turning into ferns
The other day I had a male Honey Buzzard catching a thermal above the woodland, along with a Raven, but otherwise it's pretty much the same old stuff (Black Redstart, Nightingale, occasional Golden Oriole ect.).
Škocjanski zatok NR: this morning I also had a small guided walk around the reserve with a bunch of schoolchildren. The weather was miserable so we only checked the freshwater marsh. In between the rain showers I managed to see a Hobby dashing thorough the wetland, a few Sand Martins, 1 Marsh Harrier and heard a Marsh Warbler (my first this season)...that eventually ended into the ringer's net. So we had a look at it at least in the hand. Also around were tons of Reed, Great Reed and a few Melodious Warblers, as usual in this season. Also a Pygmy Cormorant perching on the highest tree in the area.
Meanwhile at Isola della Cona NR...someone found this (!!). Unfortunately the news was put out quite late, otherwise it would be already on my list!