Monday, 5 January 2015

County Ringing


Northants Ringing Group ringers have been active in the county during the last two days. Yesterday John Woollett and team set up nets in an orchard at Nether Heyford in the foggy, cold conditions and enjoyed an excellent session by catching and ringing 58 Fieldfares. Other birds included just a single Redwing and four Blackbirds plus standard fare. This number of Fieldfares ensures that 90 birds have been caught and ringed on this site so far this winter.

Today and a team effort at Brixworth Water Treatment Works provided 51 captures. The highlights were 2 Chiffchaffs (with a third being seen on-site), a Goldcrest, a Song Thrush, a Bullfinch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipits, 14 Pied Wagtails and 4 Grey Wagtails.


Neil M

More images from yesterday's
visit to Badby Wood courtesy
of Helen Franklin



Song Thrush

Grey Wagtail

Images courtesy of
Neil Hasdell

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