Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Focus on the House Martin


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.


Neil M

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

Images courtesy of Chris Payne.

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