Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ringing updates


On Sunday (16th), John Woollett and a team of ringers operated nets and traps at Stortons GP and captured 70 birds, 45 of which had been caught before at this site.  New birds included a Water Rail (at least the third individual to be ringed at Stortons this year), a Magpie, a Goldcrest and 2 Lesser Redpolls.  A Woodcock was flushed there yesterday (17th).

Today (18th) and Dave Francis has been ringing at Pitsford Res this morning and caught 56 birds, the majority of them new birds.  This included another 13 Yellowhammers, 17 Goldfinches, 3 Tree Sparrows, 4 Reed Buntings, a Goldcrest and a Moorhen.  Bramblings present at the feed station included an unringed bird and 37 Snipe were present in Scaldwell Meadow.


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