Wednesday, 6 January 2016

County Bird Ringing


With calm, dull conditions today was perfect for using mist nets as part of the county bird ringing scheme. 

Dave Francis made use of the Old Scaldwell Road Feeding Station at Pitsford Reservoir and caught 30 birds which included 4 Tree Sparrows, 2 Yellowhammers, 4 Redwings and a Fieldfare.

Chris Payne was ringing at his site at Bradden and caught 42 birds which included 6 new Chaffinches, 2 Robins, a Magpie and single re-traps of Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch from 2014.

Kim Robinson and John Woollett worked harder at Great Brington with a catch of 113 birds made up of  83 feisty Blue Tits, 12 Coal Tits, 8 Great Tits, a Chaffinch, a Goldfinch, a Robin, 3 House Sparrows, 3 Dunnocks and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Birds caught at Brixworth Sewer Treatment Works were few in number and included 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Treecreepers, a Goldcrest, 3 Magpies, and the surprise of the session a Firecrest!


Neil M


Courtesy of  Neil Hasdell

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