Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Focus on the House Martin

Hello

Today's ringing session at Brixworth Treatment Works provided some 104 captures of 19 species made up of 77 new birds and 27 re-traps. The most common bird caught was the House Martin with forty new birds and three re-traps (two from 2014). The catch also included five Swallows, a couple of Starlings, two Yellowhammers, a Whitethroat, fourteen Pied Wagtails, two re-trap Yellow Wagtails (one from 2015), a Reed Bunting and three re-trap Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Eleanor watched a Barn Owl and two singing Grasshopper Warblers at Blueberry Farm this evening and Cathy Ryden saw a Turtle Dove at Harrington Airfield.

Regards

Neil M



The star bird of today, the
beautifully crafted House Martin.

Images courtesy of Chris Payne.

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