Saturday, 30 January 2016

Kelmarsh Hall ringing


Eric Graham was out on the Titchmarsh Reserve at Thrapston GP this morning and again saw the Great White Egret plus five Goosanders and eight Lesser Redpolls at the feeding station there.

Eleanor was out Staverton way this morning and saw the regular pair of Raven. A subsequent visit to Ravensthorpe Reservoir successfully coincided with two Otters active on the 'small side' of the reservoir at 1pm, and of course the Great White Egret was present too.

A ringing session at Kelmarsh Hall today yielded 105 captures made up of 56 new birds and 49 re-traps which amounted to 40 Blue Tits, 17 Great Tits, 4 Coal Tits, 7 Long-tailed Tits, a Goldcrest, a Wren, 3 Dunnocks, 2 Robins, 2 Blackbirds, a Redwing, 15 Chaffinches, 3 Greenfinches, a Siskin, 3 Goldfinches, 4 Nuthatches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other birds noted included a Raven, a redpoll sp and at least one other Siskin.

A soggy Blueberry Farm this afternoon seemed mostly devoid of birds, a single male Stonechat being the only bird of note.


Neil M

Coal Tit

Image courtesy
of Cathy Ryden.

Kestrel at
Blueberry Farm, Maidwell

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