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Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Yesterday, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 22.10.18

Goldfinch new
retrap 1
Linnet new 62
retrap 10

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 20th October 2018, 18:15
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By citrinella
Our winter farmland bird mist netting programme...

Our winter farmland bird mist netting programme has started again, slightly delayed. We are likely to suffer disruption for a while as the two most active ringers are bothe due hernia repairs in the...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 16th October 2018, 19:35
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 15.10.18

Goldfinch new 6
retrap
Linnet new 44
retrap 9

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 12th October 2018, 12:55
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 10.10.18

Goldfinch new 1
retrap
Linnet new 24
retrap 5

60+ present. Normally at this time of year they feed in fields that have come out of rape. Why...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 30th September 2018, 17:57
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By citrinella
Ringing near Gifford, Winter 18-19

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 30.9.18

Linnet new 5
retrap 2

We often get a flock feeding at this time of year and wonder if they are migrants passing through - but...
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th July 2018, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By citrinella
I would view 5 as a normal brood size too, even...

I would view 5 as a normal brood size too, even if fledging five is at the upper end of normal in this part of Scotland. My site in good habitat manages this frequently.

Mike.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 8th May 2018, 19:07
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By citrinella
Mud sticks, especially when flung by the WHO....

Mud sticks, especially when flung by the WHO. However, no other major scientific study - including by the EU (two studies) and the Canadian government both of whom have highly regarded scientific...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th April 2018, 15:58
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By citrinella
Believing your strap line to be a throwaway...

Believing your strap line to be a throwaway expression of your frustration rather than a serious intent I think the criticism of your question is unfair. Yes you should be trying to encourage...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Monday 9th April 2018, 14:34
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Mist netting at Site 1,...

Mist netting at Site 1, 8.4.18.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Bullfinch new 2
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 6
retrap 1
Chiffchaff new 2
retrap
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Monday 2nd April 2018, 13:44
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 2.4.18

Goldfinch new 14
retrap 11
Linnet new 23
retrap 32

Session curtailed to allow for weather

Also seen/heard
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 24th March 2018, 16:11
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1,...

Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 24.3.18.

Blue tit new 3
retrap
Chaffinch new 13
retrap 8
Great tit new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 23rd March 2018, 18:41
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 21.3.18

Linnet new 4
retrap 8


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 23rd March 2018, 18:38
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Mist netting at Site 1,...

Mist netting at Site 1, 20.3.18.

Blackbird new 3
retrap 1
Bullfinch new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 14
retrap 1
Dunnock new 3
retrap
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 16th March 2018, 19:07
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 14.3.18

Goldfinch new 13
retrap 10
Linnet new 5
retrap 10


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Forum: Conservation Monday 12th March 2018, 18:53
Replies: 1,386
Views: 81,468
Posted By citrinella
Hi Gordon, You have a point - much research is...

Hi Gordon,

You have a point - much research is good and advances understanding. Much of that good research is in medicine, but only particular types of medical research, many branches like many...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 11th March 2018, 11:05
Replies: 1,386
Views: 81,468
Posted By citrinella
Surprise, surprise. Just about every paper you...

Surprise, surprise.

Just about every paper you see now advocates this. All it means is "we have FAILED to prove our point; really that does not mean we are INCOMPETENT; nor that our hypothesis is...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 10th March 2018, 11:18
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1,...

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 9.3.18

Linnet new 8
retrap 17

After being absent for a few days, despite the feed station being cleared every morning, a flock appeared after the snow...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 10th March 2018, 11:07
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Mist netting at Site 2, 8.3.18. This was at our...

Mist netting at Site 2, 8.3.18.
This was at our upper site.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 2
retrap 1
Brambling new 1
retrap
Coal tit new 1
Forum: Conservation Thursday 8th March 2018, 18:07
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
I guess this was for amusement, but Umm, really ?...

I guess this was for amusement, but Umm, really ? I don't think there is any justification for Agent Smith's assertion. Any organism that gains an upper hand will streak away, maybe only temporarily...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 8th March 2018, 11:30
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
No I am not proposing a reduction, I was just...

No I am not proposing a reduction, I was just reporting what the paper said. I don't think the authors were proposing a population reduction of that size either, just stating their finding that that...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 7th March 2018, 18:06
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
Hi Calvin, I don't know where the orphans...

Hi Calvin,

I don't know where the orphans reference comes from, but the gender bias has been debunked. I am not saying there is no selective abortion, but a paper in the British Medical Journal...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 7th March 2018, 17:41
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
Absolutely NOT a typo. The paper I saw took pains...

Absolutely NOT a typo. The paper I saw took pains to emphasize that they really meant MILLION, not billion.

Mike.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 6th March 2018, 16:21
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
Thanks Calvin First for that number - I saw a...

Thanks Calvin

First for that number - I saw a paper (sorry, cannot cite) a few years ago that calculated world population to be sustainable and match average US standard of living ...
between 1 and...
Forum: Conservation Monday 5th March 2018, 15:43
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By citrinella
Sadly, I think the only route forward of any...

Sadly, I think the only route forward of any value mentioned both in article and reponses is to deal with population growth. Not only are we farmers driven by the needs (real or perceived) of...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 3rd March 2018, 15:20
Replies: 56
Views: 6,742
Posted By citrinella
Hi Alan, A moorhen. Coot are rare here (but on a...

Hi Alan,

A moorhen. Coot are rare here (but on a neighbour's loch).

I couldn't say how much snow we have had - I'd guess between 0.3 and 0.5m but that could be an overestimate. We have had the...
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