Sunday, 6 March 2016

Ringing at Scotland Wood


A period of ringing at Scotland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate) today provided an opportunity of handling 114 birds of 15 species. An estimated six Woodcock were flushed from this woodland habitat and two of them made contact with the nets but didn't stay in long enough for us to catch them!

The catch was made up of 26 Blue Tits, 29 Great Tits, 7 Coal Tits, 11 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Willow Tits, 4 Marsh Tits, 2 Treecreepers, a Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Dunnocks, 6 Robins, 6 Blackbirds, a Song Thrush, 2 Siskins and 11 Chaffinches.

One of the Blackbirds was a 'control' bearing a Dutch ring and the two Siskins were both adult males.

Two more Woodcock were flushed at Sunderland Wood (Kelmarsh) this afternoon and two vocal Little Owls nearby were calling at each other over quite a distance...

John Woollett is continuing to experience an invasion of Siskins to his garden at Astcote, ringing about 64 birds during the last week!


Neil M


Song Thrush

Marsh Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker

All above images courtesy
of Cathy Ryden.

Adult male Siskin.

Courtesy of Chris Payne.

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