Friday, 2 February 2018

Scotland Wood ringing


A ringing session was undertaken at Scotland Wood on the Kelmarsh Estate today which resulted in the capture of 107 birds of 13 species (56 new and 51 previously ringed). The total was made up of 4 Blackbirds, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatches, a Treecreeper, a Goldcrest, 18 Great Tits, 43 Blue Tits, 15 Coal Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Robins, a Bullfinch and 9 Chaffinches.

One of the Blue Tits was originally ringed at Harrington Airfield in June 2017 and another Blue Tit processed today was first ringed at Stortons Pits in November 2017. The Great Spotted Woodpecker and one of the Blackbirds was first ringed at Scotland Wood in 2015.

Other birds noted in the wood included a Raven, a Woodcock, two male Bramblings and about a dozen Siskins.

Eleanor's wanderings at Harrington Airfield today provided views of two Grey Partridges and a Woodcock. A visit to Brixworth Country Park confirmed the presence of two Redpolls and the Slavonian Grebe was still visible in the Pintail Bay at the adjacent Pitsford Reservoir.


Neil M

Blue Tit.

Images courtesy of
John Tilly.

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