Tuesday, 7 February 2017

More Blackcaps...


Chris Payne spent just two hours ringing in his garden at Greens Norton today and in that short time caught and quickly processed 30 birds made up of a Green Woodpecker, 2 Siskins, 19 Goldfinches, 2 Chaffinches, 2 Greenfinches, 2 House Sparrows, a Blue Tit and a Robin.

Just over the county border in Priors Marston, Helen Franklin also spent a period of time ringing in her garden, the first bird caught being a Blackcap! Andrew Tyrrell saw a female Blackcap in his Wootton garden today coming to bird feeders, it's third consecutive day of visiting.

Twenty Waxwings were at Sywell village this afternoon including what appeared to be the same colour-ringed individual from a couple of days ago. The birds were flighty with constantly moving traffic displacing them as they were trying to feed off the trees outside the entrance to Premium Wharehousing.

Two Ravens were at Harrington Airfield and later what were probably the same birds were at Kelmarsh Hall.


Neil M

Female Green Woodpecker

Male Siskin.

Images courtesy of
Chris Payne.

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