Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Ringing at Brixworth

Hello

A small band of us pitched up at the Anglian Water treatment works near Brixworth today and carried out some ringing in rather grey and breezy conditions. We were able to process 88 birds which thankfully included quite a few juvenile birds hatched this year.

It was a little wet at times and Swallows dominated with 45 birds being caught which included three early fledged juveniles. Nine birds were re-traps, some from 2014 and 2015 and two were birds ringed elsewhere (known as controls).

Other birds included three House Martins, eleven Pied Wagtails (including recently fledged juveniles), two Grey Wagtails, a single Yellow Wagtail, a couple of Reed Buntings plus singles of Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Whitethroat and Magpie. Sixteen Starlings were made up of adults and juveniles.

A Reed Warbler was singing in the hedge border but we didn't see anything else of note...

Regards

Neil M

Male Linnet.

Male Yellow Wagtail.

Images courtesy of Chris Payne.


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