Monday, 26 June 2017

Local bird ringing

Hello

Some planned ringing took place today at both Pitsford Reservoir and Harrington Airfield.

The CES session at Pitsford yielded 18 species of birds, dominated by 13 Blackcaps and 10 Robins, but also with 7 Wrens, 5 Dunnocks, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Great Tits, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Garden Warblers, and 2 Song Thrushes. There were also singletons of Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Blackbird and juvenile Kingfisher.

Mist nets at Harrington produced 117 captures of 18 species too, warblers dominating with 22 Common Whitethroats, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 24 Willow Warblers and 8 Chiffchaffs.
Other birds included 3 Blackbirds, a Song Thrush, 3 Robins, 2 Wrens, 5 Dunnocks, a Coal Tit, 16 Blue Tits, 9 Great Tits, a Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinches, 3 Linnets, 6 Yellowhammers and 3 Reed Buntings (which included a bird initially ringed elsewhere). Two Turtle Doves were present and numerous butterflies included small numbers of Marbled Whites.

Regards

Neil M


Two Turtle Doves at
Harrington Airfield today...

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