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Ringing near Gifford, Winter 18-19

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Old Wednesday 12th December 2018, 20:20   #26
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 12.12.18

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 14
Linnet new 31
retrap 28


Also seen/heard
Mallard
Buzzard 3
Skylark

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 17:08   #27
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Mist netting at Site 2, 14.12.18, upper site.

Blackbird new 2
retrap 2
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 2
Great tit new 1
retrap
Redwing new 2
retrap
Reed bunting new 1
retrap 2
Robin new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 8
retrap 9
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 6
retrap
TOTAL new 25
retrap 15


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Brambling

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

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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 15:06   #28
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 19.12.18

Goldfinch new 6
retrap 17
Linnet new 47
retrap 38


Also seen/heard
Canada geese
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Skylark
Fieldfare
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
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Old Sunday 23rd December 2018, 14:19   #29
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Mist netting at Site 2, lower site, 1.12.18.

Blue tit new
retrap 1
Brambling new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap 1
Coal tit new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 14
Great tit new 2
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap 1
Nuthatch new
retrap 1
Reed bunting new
retrap 1
Robin new 2
retrap 3
Wren new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 11
retrap 22


Also seen/heard :
Pink footed geese
Tawny owl
Woodcock
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Goldfinch


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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.

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Old Monday 24th December 2018, 15:24   #30
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Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 24.12.18.

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 13
retrap 7
Dunnock new
retrap 4
Robin new 1
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap 2
TOTALS new 19
retrap 16


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Kestrel
Golden plover
Tawny owl
Skylark
Fieldfare
Brambling
Linnet
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer

Near the rape bait station we disturbed 2 woodcock.

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

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Old Monday 24th December 2018, 16:12   #31
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Two interesting reports this week Mike, thanks lad.

Have a lovely Christmas and Hogmanay!!
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Old Wednesday 26th December 2018, 16:21   #32
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Two interesting reports this week Mike, thanks lad.

Have a lovely Christmas and Hogmanay!!
You mean the rest are not interesting ?

Cheers :-)

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Old Wednesday 26th December 2018, 16:21   #33
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 26.12.18

Goldfinch new
retrap 15
Linnet new 48
retrap 42


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Fieldfare

We have a few hundred fieldfare again now, usually foraging in winter wheat - and ignoring the apples I have left out in the garden for them.

On my walk home I found a bunting flock - c.10 yellowhammer and at least one reed bunting.

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

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Old Sunday 30th December 2018, 19:51   #34
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 30.12.18
A short afternoon session.

Goldfinch new 2
retrap 20
Linnet new 19
retrap 14


Also seen/heard
Fieldfare

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

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Old Sunday 30th December 2018, 20:01   #35
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Gosh Mike.... I really can't believe it's the 30th already. Just one more day of this year to go!

Thanks for the great reports throught the year lad.

May I wish you and your family a very happy 2019.
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Old Monday 31st December 2018, 08:22   #36
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Mike

Thanks.

Keep up all the good work and thank you for the info.

All the best for the coming year.
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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 18:52   #37
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Thanks to you both. Have a good year everybody :-)

Mike.
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Old Thursday 3rd January 2019, 20:05   #38
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Mist netting at Site 1, 3.1.19.

Blackbird new 5
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Brambling new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 7
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap
Fieldfare new 1
retrap
Lesser Redpoll new 1
retrap
Robin new
retrap 5
Yellowhammer new 8
retrap 1
TOTAL new 25
retrap 7


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Barn owl
Skylark
50-100 Tree sparrow were hanging around, carefully avoiding the nets.


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

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Old Sunday 6th January 2019, 16:27   #39
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 6.1.19

Goldfinch new
retrap 8
Linnet new 24
retrap 22


Also seen/heard
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Blackbird

and on our walk home a heron in scrapes.

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

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Old Thursday 10th January 2019, 19:47   #40
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Mist netting at Site 2, 09.01.19, upper site.

Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new
retrap 3
Redwing new 2
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap
Robin new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 4
retrap 3
Yellowhammer new 13
retrap 1
TOTAL new 25
retrap 9



Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Blackbird
Fieldfare (3 over with 7 redwing)
Brambling
Bullfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet

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

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Old Wednesday 16th January 2019, 19:32   #41
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 16.1.19

Goldfinch new
retrap 13
Linnet new 29
retrap 26


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Sparrowhawk - flew over the bait, birds were very jumpy


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

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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 21:28   #42
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Mist netting at Site 2, lower site, 20.1.19

Chaffinch new 5
retrap 1
Dunnock new 2
retrap 12
Great tit new
retrap 2
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap 1
Reed bunting new 4
retrap 2
Robin new
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 3
retrap 9
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap 2
TOTAL new 16
retrap 31


Also seen/heard :
Mallard
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Blackbird
Nuthatch
Goldcrest
Brambling
Bullfinch

A flock of c.120 chaffinch, brambling and yellowhammer were feeding in adjacent wild bird cover but flew over the nets into high vegetation behind.

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

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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 15:28   #43
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 23.1.19

Goldfinch new
retrap 12
Linnet new 28
retrap 63


Very quiet morning.

A flock of 60+ fieldfare (plus 4 blackbirds and 3 chaffinch) are feeding on damaged apples in our garden.

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

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Old Thursday 24th January 2019, 15:18   #44
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Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 24.1.19

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 9
retrap 4
Dunnock new 1
retrap 3
Great tit new
retrap 1
Robin new
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap 3
Wren new 1
retrap
TOTALS new 14
retrap 13


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge
Golden plover
Tawny owl


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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
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Mist netting at Site 1, 31.1.19.

Blackbird new 2
retrap 3
Brambling new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 5
retrap 3
Fieldfare new 1
retrap 1
Robin new
retrap 11
Treecreeper new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 14
retrap 1
TOTAL new 27
retrap 19



Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Golden plover
Tawny owl
Skylark 15+
Bullfinch
Reed bunting

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

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Old Sunday 3rd February 2019, 19:07   #46
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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 3.2.19

Goldfinch new
retrap 9
Linnet new 39
retrap 64


Also seen/heard
Greylag goose

An hour or two later by the farm steading a meadow pipit passed over.

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

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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 20:04   #47
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Mist netting at Site 2, 11.02.19, upper site.

Blue tit new 1
retrap 4
Great tit new 1
Robin new 2
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 6
retrap 1
TOTAL new 11
retrap 7




Also seen/heard :
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Tawny owl 3+
Greater spotted woodpecker
Blackbird
Wren
Dunnock
Chaffinch 30+
Brambling
Reed bunting


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

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 13.2.19

Goldfinch new
retrap 2
Linnet new 11
retrap 27


Also seen/heard
Greylag goose
Buzzard
Skylark
Fieldfare 11

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

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Mist netting at Site 2, lower site, 15.2.19

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Brambling new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 3
retrap 12
Great tit new 4
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap 3
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Sparrowhawk new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new
retrap 2
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 17
retrap 19

One of the re-trapped reed bunting had been killed by the sparrowhawk.

Also seen/heard :
Mallard
Buzzard (3)
Tawny owl (3+)
Great spotted woodpecker (3+)
Green woodpecker
Jay
Nuthatch

A feeding flock of 100+ included chaffinch, brambling (70-80), reed bunting and yellowhammer were present but generally flew over the nets into high vegetation behind.

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

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 19.2.19

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 17
Linnet new 21
retrap 91


Also seen/heard
Skylark
Song thrush
Fieldfare

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

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