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Old Monday 12th October 2015, 20:43   #1
citrinella
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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
retrap 2
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Goldcrest new 2
retrap
Great tit new
retrap 1
Goldfinch new 3
retrap
Long-tailed tit new 13
retrap
Redwing new 19
retrap
Robin new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap
TOTAL new 45
retrap 4

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 :
Grey partridge
Buzzard
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Peewit 130
Skylark
Pied wagtail
Wren
Blackbird
Fieldfare
House sparrow
Bullfinch
Linnet

Mainly forgetting corvids, gulls, non-natives, pigeons and tits.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
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