Sunday, 28 April 2013

Week-end ringing


Although not ideal conditions, ringers in the county have utilized mist nets at Stortons GP, Pitsford Res and Scotland Wood to catch and ring birds over the week-end.

Small numbers were caught at Pitsford during what will probably be the last targeted session at the Old Scaldwell Road feeding station until the autumn.  The session ensured that to date 124 new Yellowhammers have been caught and ringed there this calendar year plus 53 Tree Sparrows and 39 Reed Buntings.

Scotland Wood produced 58 captures which included five species of tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff and a good showing of Chaffinch.  Other birds noted on-site included a Raven, 8 Siskins and 2 Lesser Redpolls.

Details of the captures at Stortons GP have yet to be received.

Despite a wind switch from the north to the south, it seems that it hasn't produced much in the way of new migrants as yet!


Neil M
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