Monday, 7 January 2019

Local Bird Ringing 6th Jan


Local ringers gathered at Stortons Pits on Sunday 6th Jan to monitor the local and transient birds on site and caught 54 birds of 12 species. Good preparatory work beforehand provided this diversity which were made up of a Jack Snipe (a species rarely caught locally), a Chiffchaff, 13 Great Tits, 14 Blue Tits, a Long-tailed Tit, 3 Dunnocks, a Bullfinch, 7 Goldfinches, 3 Chaffinches, a Greenfinch and 6 Reed Buntings.

Meanwhile Kenny and Sarah experimented with some new equipment at their ringing site at Linford Lakes in preparation for operations later in the year and whilst doing so their Potter Traps caught a Moorhen and a Water Rail. The foundations and grounds work for a new Sand Martin bank have now been started which will add a further dimension to the site!


Neil M

Jack Snipe at Stortons,
image courtesy of Chris

Water Rail at Linford Lakes
courtesy of Kenny Cramer.


House Sparrow.


Above four images courtesy
of John Tilly.

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