Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Ringing Round Up




RINGING at LINFORD 27/12/16 {Kenny Cramer}
Today's session at Linford produced 75 captures comprising 38 new birds, 37 retraps of 16 species.
Of the newly ringed birds, goldfinch was most numerous with 9 new birds. Perhaps surprisingly, the next most numerous species was chiffchaff with 8 new birds ringed. Could be a sign of hard weather in the north pushing the wintering population down?
Other notable birds included 2 redwings, a siskin, a lesser redpoll, and a green woodpecker

Redwing 2
Chiffchaff 8
Robin 2 (1)
Goldcrest 2 (2)
Great tit 2 (7)
Blackbird 2 (1)
Blue tit 7 (19)
Bullfinch 1 (1)
Goldfinch 9
Siskin 1
Green woodpecker 1
Lesser redpoll 1
Wren (1)
Long tailed tit (1)
Dunnock (3)
Chaffinch (1)


RINGING at PITSFORD FEEDING STATION 27/12/16 { Dave Francis}
We caught a total of 51 birds this morning, with a reasonable mix of species. The sunny conditions were not ideal but Pitsford did look good in the sunshine! The catch details were:

Species    New    RT
Grefi         8           1
Bluti          3           4
Dunno      1           5
Tresp        5           1
Goldf        5           0
Reebu      3           1
Robin       0           4
Blabi        3            0
Field        2            0
Yelha       2            0
Greti        0            1
Wren       1            0
Moorh     1            0

Our main target species at the feeding station are Tree sparrow, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting, because of their declining numbers nationally.  The 2016 totals, at present, are 115, 223 and 55 respectively for these three species.
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