Friday, 10 January 2020

Ringing at Kelmarsh Hall.


Some nice sunshine today after the heavy rain of last night and the conditions remain on the mild side.

Today there was a ringing session in the Wilderness Orchard at Kelmarsh Hall where a small band of enthusiasts processed 138 birds of twelve species. Eighty four of these birds were previously un-ringed and fifty-four birds were ringed on previous occasions, some of them a few years ago.

The Blue Tit dominated the proceedings with seventy-six individuals and other tits included thirty Great Tits and two each of Coal and Marsh Tit. Other birds included five Blackbirds, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, six Dunnocks, three Robins, a Treecreeper, four Nuthatches, a Goldfinch and seven Chaffinches.

Other birds noted on-site included Raven and a Grey Wagtail.

An immature Peregrine caught something sizable at Harrington Airfield this afternoon and other birds reported in the county included a Barn Owl at Pitsford Reservoir close to Pintail Bay, and a Great White Egret and a Red-crested Pochard at Summer Leys.


Neil M

Great Spotted Woodpecker.


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