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Silverdale Moss

Posted by Pete Last 
Silverdale Moss
June 06, 2019 04:53PM
This aft. 1515 to 1635

2 Osprey visits both appeared to be Foulshaw female Blue 35. Appearing and departing North.
Catching smaller fish. Great views from the gate on quarry road.
2 male Marsh Harriers, acting aggressively.
2 local Buzzards visited by local Raven

Also of note.
Male Willow Warbler with right leg Darvic type ring
Male Cettis Warbler with right leg ring as above
Male Reed Bunting with what appeared at distance to be 2 right leg rings.

Good Peregrine sounds from nearby.

Pete Last
Re: Silverdale Moss
June 06, 2019 08:49PM

Rings referred to on Willow Warbler, Cettis, and Reed Bunting not Darvic type but standard lightweight metal ring .

The Osprey rings look like Darvic type.

Pete Last
Re: Silverdale Moss
June 07, 2019 05:57PM
The Cetti's warbler could easily be a bird from elsewhere - a very high percent of this species are ringed and there is no obvious corridor from Leighton ringing. Any pics showing numbers or letters please?

Is blue 35 not feeding at Leighton. No pics on Bertie Bittern?
Re: Silverdale Moss
June 08, 2019 09:36AM
Even with todays high res kit reading a small bird ring from a photo is challenging, particularly a Cetti's. They tend to be a bird of the shadows. This bird is showing better as time goes on so may get lucky.
Blue35 will surely visit LM for fish,as does the male. It may show that Silverdale Moss now has stock worthy of a visit and is closer to Foulshaw. When the young are larger then the tench and pike of LM will come into play. (Theory)
The second visit initial catch looked like a small Roach. She climbed nearly out of site presumably to avoid gulls,marsh harriers etc and must have consumed the fish in flight as she reappeared in a few minutes at the South end near the gate.

Like many, i would like a decent record of a LM Bittern. Perhaps those in the RSPB have better access. With the number of snappers everywhere there is bound to be good records somewhere
Minsmere, Blacktoft, Strumpshaw no problem.

Pete Last
Re: Silverdale Moss
June 09, 2019 06:48AM
Try Leighton Moss (Official) []

Jim Shep.
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