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

citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 11.4.17

Goldfinch new
retrap 2
Linnet new 34
retrap 52

Caught our longest ringed bird of the winter, ringed in February 2013.

A bit windy for hearing anything !
Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Skylark
Meadow pipit

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 15.4.17

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 1
Linnet new 35
retrap 8

An afternoon session.

Again a bit windy for hearing anything !
Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Grey partridge 2
Skylark
Meadow pipit

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 18.4.17

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 3
Linnet new 35
retrap 40

One Linnet "retrap" ring was inscribed "Inform Jersey Museum, CI". Extraordinary and will be looking forward to hearing more on that one.

Also seen/heard
Mute swan
Greylag geese
Peewit
Oystercatcher
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Meadow pipit

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 23.4.17

Linnet new 18
retrap 28

One retrap had a brood patch (score 2) so that is the end for this winter - we stop whoosh netting when there is evidence that females may be carrying eggs. It has been characterized more by the birds not caught than those caught - excellent wild bird cover round about has attracted large numbers of birds but they have been happy feeding there and not visited the catching area at the right time.

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Golden plover
Greater spotted woodpecker
Wheatear (feeding right in front of the hide, but showed no inclination to check for beasties in the catching area)
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Willow warbler

We have several Willow warbler back on territory, a few swallow look like they mean to stay, and a blackcap was singing in my garden when I got back - unusual here.

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, 18.4.17

One Linnet "retrap" ring was inscribed "Inform Jersey Museum, CI". Extraordinary and will be looking forward to hearing more on that one.
Have just heard back on this. The bird was ringed on Jersey on 19/2/17 almost 2 months previously and 744km south of here. It seems the birds travel faster than the ringing information :)

Mike.
 

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Goodness!!! That's amazing Mike.

Thanks for reporting back on that one.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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