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

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
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.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 24.2.19.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Brambling new 1
retrap
Bullfinch new
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 3
retrap 2
Dunnock new
retrap 5
Robin new 1
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 16
retrap 4
TOTAL new 25
retrap 13


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Kestrel
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Blackbird
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Long-tailed tit
Bullfinch
Reed bunting

The kestrel killed a yellowhammer (listed under new) in the net

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, 26.2.19

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Brambling new 3
retrap
Chaffinch new 12
retrap 3
Dunnock new 0
retrap 5
Great tit new 1
retrap
Greenfinch new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 3
retrap 3
Yellowhammer new 6
retrap 1
TOTALS new 27
retrap 12


Also seen/heard :
Mute swan 2
Greylag geese 5
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Barn owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Song thrush

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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What a naughty Kestrel!!!!

Surely that doesn't happen to often, does it Mike?
 

citrinella

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What a naughty Kestrel!!!!

Surely that doesn't happen to often, does it Mike?

Not with kestrel, especially as they are getting so scarce. The sprawk incident we had a week or two ago is less rare, though not common. The worst thing is cats, they can go along a net killing everything in reach for fun. We stopped ringing where people moved in with cats and weren't prepared to keep them in the days we ringed - we just couldn't take the risk.

Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 2.3.19

Goldfinch new 4
retrap 19
Linnet new 4
retrap 5


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Grey partridge
Mallard
Oystercatcher
Tawny owl
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, 1.03.19, upper site.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 2
retrap 2
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Coal tit new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 3
retrap 3
Long tailed tit new 2
retrap 1
Reed bunting new 3
retrap 1
Robin new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 28
retrap 2
TOTAL new 44
retrap 11


Also seen/heard :
Mallard
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Green woodpecker
Song thrush
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, 11.3.19

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 11
Linnet new 6
retrap 10


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Skylark

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, 21.3.19

Goldfinch new 6
retrap 24
Linnet new 15
retrap 7


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
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 2, lower site, 18.3.19

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new
retrap 1
Great tit new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap 1
TOTAL new 5
retrap 3


Also seen/heard :
Heron 1
Mallard 1
Buzzard 3
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Nuthatch
Robin
Song thrush 2+
Tree sparrow 4
Brambling 4
Goldfinch

Very few birds about.

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, 25.3.19

An afternoon session

Linnet new 17
retrap 36


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

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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