Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Ringing Brixworth STW


A ringing session at Brixworth Sewer Treatment Works today yielded 44 birds made up of 21 Swallows, 3 House Martins, a Yellow Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtails, 2 Goldfinches, a Chaffinch, 4 Reed Buntings, 4 Starlings and 3 Magpies. Two of the Swallows were re-traps from May 2014 and August 2015, and were adult females when first caught and ringed. How many miles have they clocked up since then, which would have included visits as far as South Africa and back?

This afternoon and evening, birds visible from the dam at Pitsford Reservoir included six Black Terns, a Redshank, a Kingfisher and a family party of Grey Wagtails.


Neil M

Male Yellow Wagtail


House Martin

All images courtesy of
Cathy Ryden.

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