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Ringing near Gifford, Winter 18-19 (1 Viewer)

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 27.11.18

Goldfinch new 12
retrap 15
Linnet new 26
retrap 32

Retrapped linnets included a very good number of birds ringed prior to this winter including 2 ringed 4 winters ago and 1 ringed five winters ago.

Also seen/heard
Greylag goose
Grey partridge
Buzzard
Kestrel
Skylark
Reed bunting

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, 3.12.18

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 3
Linnet new 25
retrap 13


Also seen/heard
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 1.12.18.
This was at our lower site.

Blackbird new 3
retrap 1
Blue tit new 6
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 31
retrap 3
Dunnock new 5
retrap 12
Great tit new 2
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new 5
retrap
Nuthatch new 2
retrap
Redwing new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap
Robin new 4
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap 1
Wren new 2
retrap
TOTAL new 65
retrap 21


Also seen/heard :
Heron
Mallard
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Siskin

A few hundred meters after leaving the farm entrance we put up a flock of small birds with 3-4 brambling showing.

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 4.12.18.

Blackbird new 4
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 7
retrap 4
Dunnock new 2
retrap 2
Great tit new 2
retrap
Robin new 0
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 13
retrap 2
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap
TOTALS new 31
retrap 12

One of the tree sparrow retraps was not ringed with one of our Group rings. We do know from the new BTO software it was ringed as a pullus this summer, but not where.

A dog walker ambling down a stubble pushed a large flock of finches, sparrows and yellowhammer right over our nets, but not one was caught.

Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Canada geese
Buzzard
Kestrel
Barn owl
Skylark
Brambling
Goldfinch
Siskin

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.

Update - BTO have informed us the tree sparrow was ringed in Berwicshire in June as a nestling, 32km distant.
 
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citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 10.12.18.

Blackbird new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap 4
Dunnock new 1
retrap 1
Robin new
retrap 3
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap 1
Wren new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 10
retrap 9


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Golden plover, several groups, largest 44
Skylark
Fieldfare 10
Yellowhammer
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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citrinella

Well-known member
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.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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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citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
Scotland
Two interesting reports this week Mike, thanks lad.

Have a lovely Christmas and Hogmanay!!B :)B :)
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
Scotland
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.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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