Monday, 10 February 2014

Stortons Ringing


I wasn't the only one out ringing today.  With the comparative lull in the weather before the next onslaught, John Woollett and team undertook a ringing session at Stortons Gravel Pits today.

Eighty-three birds were caught including many new arrivals.  Species included Great Spotted Woodpecker and lots of Reed Buntings, Goldfinches and Greenfinches and a good selection of other common birds.  Much of the influx of new birds was made up of Reed Buntings; the ringing team here have come to expect this at about this time.  A Chiffchaff was noted on-site.


Neil M
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