Saturday, 29 March 2014

Birds of a warm south-easterly

Hello

A ringing session at Sunderland Wood on the Kelmarsh Estate today was useful in capturing 75 birds.  Most of them were new birds and included new immigrants in the shape of 11 Chaffinches and 3 Chiffchaffs. Resident birds included 7 Coal Tits, 3 Treecreepers and a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

At Harrington Airfield today, birds seen included 6 Bramblings, 58 Golden Plovers and c70 Fieldfares.  The Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon yielded 2 Wheatears, 20 Golden Plovers and a hunting Barn Owl.

Regards

Eleanor and Neil
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