Monday, 2 November 2015



Foggy all day today which prevented much in the way of birding, but local ringers were active in the murk...

Chris Payne ringed birds in his garden at Greens Norton and caught an impressive 84 birds which included a superb total of 46 Goldfinches. Other birds included 3 Coal Tits, 9 Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest and 2 Collared Doves.

In the meantime Neil Hasdell and I checked nets at Harrington Airfield which were surprisingly quiet with just 30 birds caught and processed. These included migrants in the shapes of 4 Redwings, a Song Thrush and a likely continental Blackbird. Other birds included a Magpie, 6 Chaffinches, 3 Yellowhammers, a Reed Bunting and 2 Goldcrests.

Birds noted consisted of a single Brambling and a couple of Siskins cruising about.

Eleanor located a pair of Stonechat in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.


Neil M
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