Sunday, 15 April 2018

Stortons Ringing


A small group of ringers descended on Stortons Pits this morning and enjoyed a quality session involving 32 birds. These were made up of three Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, nine Blackcaps, a Sedge Warbler, a Cetti's Warbler, four Long-tailed Tits, three Great Tits, two Dunnocks, a Blackbird, two Bullfinches, four Reed Buntings and a Sparrowhawk.

One of the Blackcaps was a bird first ringed there in 2016 and the Sparrowhawk was first caught in January this year. A Lesser Whitethroat was heard singing on-site.

A single Brambling was at Hanging Houghton this morning and singles of Redpoll and Grey Wagtail were noted at Kelmarsh Hall. This evening a Barn Owl was again hunting the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.


Neil M

Sparrowhawk at
Stortons Pits courtesy
of Chris Payne.

Male Bullfinch
courtesy of John Tilly.

Female Bullfinch
courtesy of John Tilly.

Pair of Mallard
courtesy of John Tilly.

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