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Old Monday 11th January 2010, 19:16   #11
citrinella
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Two sessions ...

9/01/10 Ringing. Many thanks to all concerned.

Mist net catches at site 3 :

Blackbird new 15
retrap 6
Chaffinch new 5
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 3
Reed bunting new 3
retrap
Robin new 3
retrap 5
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 17
retrap 3
TOTALS new 46
retrap 17

Catching was stopped for a snow shower, and curtailed to minimize disturbance to birds.

Also seen / heard at site 3
Golden plover
Tawny owl
Barn owl
Greater spotted woodpecker (short bursts of drumming)
Bullfinch when on the way out

Mainly forgetting corvids, game birds, gulls, pigeons and tits.

4/01/10 Ringing at site 2. Many thanks to all concerned.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Bullfinch new 1
retrap 1
Dunnock new 1
retrap
Robin new 4
retrap 3
TOTAL new 7
retrap 4

Also seen / heard at site 2 :
Pink footed geese
Buzzard
Kestrel
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Redwing
Long tailed tit
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Siskin
12 Linnet
Reed bunting
Yellowhammer

However, the "hundreds of birds" that had been feeding on the wild bird cover have dispersed as the snow has buried the feed.

Mainly forgetting corvids, game birds, gulls, pigeons and tits.

Mike.
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