Cedwyn, Amy and Chris were greeted at 05:30 by this rather spectacular sunrise. The picture hardly does it justice. To get the full effect you should have been there (you could then have helped put the nets up too!).
All nets up by about 06:15, a little later than usual, but this was due to the fact that some of the overnight migrating Sedge Warblers were so keen to be processed that they flew into half erected nets slowing the whole process down. We won't complain as the 3 we caught immediately increased by 100% the seasons total for the species.
The morning continued in the same vein with a seriously good haul of Sedge and Reed Warblers plus a few comparative rarities, These were
|Garden Warbler ©AS|
|Grasshopper Warbler ©AS|
Kenfig always has much of interest and there was also a few other things to see through the morning.
This beetle obviously in a hurry to get to its next popular habitat.
|A Poplar Beetle ©AS|
Totals for the day: