Ringing near Gifford, Winter 15-16
On 11th October,2015 we had a pre-season session mist netting at Site 1. We were prioritizing catching redwing, using a tape lure. We caught
Blue tit new 5
Chaffinch new 1
Goldcrest new 2
Great tit new
Goldfinch new 3
Long-tailed tit new 13
Redwing new 19
Tree sparrow new 2
TOTAL new 45
Interestingly, all bar 2 of the redwing were aged as adult (not first year). More appeared to arrive during the session, and these weighed ~10g less than those caught earlier so we wondered if they had just arrived across the North Sea.
Also seen/heard :
Mainly forgetting corvids, gulls, non-natives, pigeons and tits.
Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.