Sunday, 14 August 2016

County Bird Ringing


The two planned ringing sessions went well today in almost perfect conditions. The effort at the main feeding station at Pitsford Reservoir provided 51 captures which included 20 Tree Sparrows, 6 Robins, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler plus more resident birds.

Stortons GP performed well with nine species of warbler being caught. Of the 89 birds processed 56 of them were warblers made up of 15 Reed Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers, 3 Cetti's Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler, 13 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers and 10 Chiffchaffs.

Other birds included a control Treecreeper, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Wrens, a Goldcrest, 7 Robins, 2 Bullfinches, 2 Great Tits and a Blackbird.


Neil M

Juvenile Sedge Warbler.

Common Chicory.

Both images taken
today at Pitsford Reservoir
courtesy of Lynne Barnett.
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