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Ringing near Gifford, Winter 16-17 (1 Viewer)

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 26.1.17.

Blue tit new
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 2
retrap 1
Dunnock new 4
retrap 6
Great tit new 1
retrap
Long tailed tit new 2
retrap
Nuthatch new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap 1
Robin new 1
retrap 1
TOTAL new 13
retrap 10


Also seen/heard :
Heron
Pink footed geese
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Jay
Magpie
Blackbird
Mistle thrush
Fieldfare

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 29.1.17

Goldfinch new
retrap 2
Linnet new 23
retrap 20

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
8 Grey partridge
Fieldfare
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 5.2.17

Goldfinch new 2
retrap 7
Linnet new 20
retrap 10

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge quite a scattering of very noisy males
Skylark
Jay
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 10.2.17.

Blue tit new
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 5
retrap 1
Dunnock new 1
retrap 2
Goldcrest new
retrap 2
Reed bunting new 2
retrap
Robin new 2
retrap 2
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Woodpigeon new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 10
retrap 1
TOTAL new 23
retrap 9


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Mallard
Cormorant
Buzzard
Kestrel
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Skylark
Wren
Blackbird
Brambling

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 5.2.17

Goldfinch new 2
retrap 5
Linnet new 19
retrap 14

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Skylark
Wren
Robin
Blackbird
Song thrush
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 22.2.17

Goldfinch new
retrap 3
Linnet new 42
retrap 6

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
2 Grey partridge
Skylark
Wren
Blackbird
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Fieldfare
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 24.2.17.

Blackbird new 3
retrap 1
Brambling new 3
retrap
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 4
retrap
Goldcrest new
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap 1
Reed bunting new 5
retrap
Robin new 2
retrap
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 7
retrap 3
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 8
retrap
TOTAL new 37
retrap 6

Also seen/heard :
2 Heron
Mallard
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Jay
Mistle thrush
Linnet
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 27.2.17

Goldfinch new 2
retrap 4
Linnet new 62
retrap 18

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Skylark
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 3.3.17

Goldfinch new
retrap 2
Linnet new 30
retrap 58

Birds feeding elsewhere in the morning, so went out in the afternoon. Recently we have been catching few ringed birds. I think this shows that many ringed birds are staying in the area, but we haven't been catching them because they have been successfully avoiding us by coming in the morning.

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
20 Peewit
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Jay
Robin
Blackbird
Song thrush 2+
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 10.3.17.

Blackbird new 2
retrap 2
Blue tit new
retrap 1
Brambling new 2
retrap
Bullfinch new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 5
retrap 2
TOTAL new 13
retrap 6



Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Golden Plover
Tawny owl
Jay
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Wren
Robin
Song thrush
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 13.3.17

Goldfinch new 2
retrap 7
Linnet new 16
retrap 14

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Skylark
Robin
Song thrush 2+
Mistle thrush

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 18.3.17

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 1
Linnet new 25
retrap 38

Curtailed by rain

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Kestrel
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Pied wagtail
Robin
Blackbird
Song thrush
Yellowhammer
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 25.3.17
Also out on the 22nd (see below) but as not catching assumed disturbance to be minimal. On the 21st we had a foul day - sleet, rain and cold. When I went to feed there were several large flocks flying around and perhaps 200 on the bait cleaning up remains. Difficult to count in conditions with constant moving but at least 300 present, probably 600.

Linnet new 10
retrap 1

Also seen/heard
Heron
Pink footed geese
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Kestrel
Grey partridge
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Pied wagtail
Dunnock
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer

At most just over 60 finches seen, so a steep drop since the 21st. Mainly feeding in wild bird cover with onl small numbers ever landing (very briefly) at the bait.

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 22.3.17

Skylark new 1
retrap
Linnet new 2
retrap 4

The skylark was very thin. By wing length (Svenson) it was a male - do they sing so much they starve ? The two stock dove noted below were feeding beside my hide but teased me by landing beside the catching area briefly before leaving.

At most about 130 finches seen, but I just could not get catching right with birds departing when I thought they were settling - just one of those days.

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Stock dove 2
Tawny owl
Meadow pipit
Pied wagtail
Dunnock
Blackbird
Song thrush
Chaffinch
Goldfinch

On the 21st I caught a male kestrel in a walk in trap I have outside my back windows where I can keep a close eye on it. The trap is set for grey partridge, a species that is doing really badly so I am keen to monitor them as closely as possible. The kestrel was a real surprise.

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 27.3.17.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Blue tit new 2
retrap
Brambling new 1
retrap
Bullfinch new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 4
retrap
Chiffchaff new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 4
retrap
Great tit new 1
retrap
Long tailed tit new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap
Yellowhammer new 24
retrap
TOTAL new 45
retrap 2


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Green woodpecker
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Pied wagtail
Jay 5+
Robin
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Fieldfare c.80
Linnet
Goldfinch
Siskin

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 28.3.17

An afternoon session

Linnet new 13
retrap 6

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Song thrush
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 4.4.17

Goldfinch new 4
retrap 2
Linnet new 37
retrap 44

Thirteen of those retraps were ringed in previous winters, 9 of which have not been caught this winter. Two of them were ringed in December 2013.

The wild bird cover appears to be less favoured by the birds now, though this afternoon I did disturb a flock of 30-40 in other wild bird cover 800m away.

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Kestrel
Grey partridge, 2 feeding on bait when I arrived
Skylark
Meadow pipit

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 8.4.17

Linnet new 38
retrap 7

An afternoon session.

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Teal
Buzzard
Kestrel
Peewit
Skylark
Meadow pipit

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 8.4.17.

This is the last session of our winter mist netting programme (whoosh netting continues).

Blackbird new
retrap 3
Brambling new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 3
retrap
Chiffchaff new 3
retrap
Dunnock new 4
retrap
Tree sparrow new 3
retrap 2
Yellowhammer new 3
retrap
TOTAL new 18
retrap 5


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Golden Plover
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Wren
Robin
Fieldfare
Song thrush
Goldfinch
Greenfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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