Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Ringing at Brixworth


A ringing session took place today at Brixworth Treatment Works where a team caught and processed 86 birds of 14 species. Seventy-five of these birds were newly-ringed, the other eleven having been caught on-site during previous sessions. We failed to catch some of the traditional species at this site; the wagtails and magpies evaded capture! However we assessed a male Sparrowhawk, three Blackbirds, a Redwing, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, twenty-five Blue Tits, sixteen Great Tits, five Long-tailed Tits, four Robins, thirteen Wrens, six Dunnocks, a Bullfinch, three Reed Buntings, a Yellowhammer and six Goldcrests.

Other birds noted included at least two Grey Wagtails, nine Snipe and two Water Rails.

Three Bramblings were with the Chaffinch flock by the large barn in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning. A Red-crested Pochard and a Stonechat were at Clifford Hill Pits today and a Marsh Harrier flew over the scrape at Summer Leys at about 10.15am...


Neil M


Long-tailed Tit.


Reed Bunting.





All images courtesy
of John Tilly.

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