Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ringing before the rain...

Hello

John Finlayson was at Summer Leys Nature Reserve at Earls Barton GP this morning and saw a couple of striking-looking Cormorants in nuptial plumage. He obtained an excellent photo of one (please see below)...

John Woollett and ringing team were at Stortons Gravel Pits today and managed a meaningful session before the wind curtailed mist-netting activities. Seventeen Reed Buntings caught included eleven new birds and a re-trap bird first ringed in 2010. Two Smew were also noted on-site.

At Kelmarsh Hall today an ongoing ringing project on the estate provided 110 captures, half of which were new birds. Eleven species were caught which included Great Spotted Woodpecker (4), a Nuthatch, Goldfinch (17), Chaffinch (4) and plenty of common tits. Other birds noted at this location included singles of Raven and Siskin.

Regards

Neil M


Cormorant
Courtesy of John Finlayson

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