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Ringing near Gifford, Winter 19-20 (1 Viewer)

citrinella

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Hi Mike, it's great to have a chance to catch up with this thread after my holiday and lovely to see you've Yellowhammers there - I've not seen or heard any round here for ages.

A merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and your family.

Thanks Delia,

Not as many yites as after the good summer of 2018, but there is a flock of 40-50 here staying away from the feeding stations where we ring - they seem to be doing well on the seed in the wild flower areas.

I'm a bit late for Christmas, but best wishes for 2020.

Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 31.12.19, upper site.

Blackbird new 2
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 3
retrap
Coal tit new 2
retrap 1
Dunnock new 1
retrap 1
Linnet new 6
retrap
Redwing new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 1
retrap 1
Robin new 1
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 5
retrap 2
TOTAL new 26
retrap 9


The linnet were caught out of a flock of c.50

Also seen/heard :
Mallard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Skylark
Fieldfare
Mistle thrush

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 1.1.20.

Blackbird new 4
retrap 2
Chaffinch new 6
retrap 1
Dunnock new 2
retrap 3
Goldcrest new 1
retrap 1
Robin new
retrap 4
Sparrowhawk new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 6
retrap
Yellowhammer new 2
retrap
TOTAL new 22
retrap 11


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Mallard
Grey partridge
Golden Plover
Tawny owl
Pied wagtail
Skylark
Wren
Brambling
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, 3.1.20

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 1
Linnet new 12
retrap 13


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Yellowhammer 2
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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Thanks Delia,

Not as many yites as after the good summer of 2018, but there is a flock of 40-50 here staying away from the feeding stations where we ring - they seem to be doing well on the seed in the wild flower areas.

I'm a bit late for Christmas, but best wishes for 2020.

Mike.

Thanks Mike and for the Yellowhammer info - it's great to know that they are doing well somewhere at least.

Hope you have a great 2020 yourself.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 10.1.20

Chaffinch new 14
retrap 10
Dunnock new
retrap 5
Goldfinch new 1
retrap
Robin new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap
TOTALS new 21
retrap 15



Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Barn owl
Skylark
Wren
Fieldfare
Yellowhammer

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, 17.1.20

Goldfinch new 1
retrap 6
Linnet new 19
retrap 16


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Jay
Yellowhammer
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, 19.1.20

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 3
Great tit new 2
retrap
Long tailed tit new 5
retrap 1
Robin new 1
retrap
Wren new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 13
retrap 5


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Nuthatch
Linnet

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, 22.1.20

Linnet new 14
retrap 19


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer
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, 24.01.20, upper site.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 2
retrap 2
Great tit new 1
retrap 1
Robin new 3
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap 3
Wren new
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 2
retrap 2
TOTAL new 16
retrap 10


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge 3
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Nuthatch
Siskin c.15

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, 30.1.20

Goldfinch new 4
retrap 13
Linnet new 45
retrap 22


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Skylark
Yellowhammer
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 1, 2.2.20.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 3
Chaffinch new 4
retrap
Great tit new 2
retrap
Greenfinch new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 1
retrap
Robin new 1
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 5
retrap
TOTAL new 16
retrap 4


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Mistle thrush
Brambling

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

We had a small tortoiseshell flying in the steading on Thursday (30th).

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 5.2.20

Linnet new 8
retrap 21


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Barn owl
brown owl - poor view, not heard
Skylark
Mistle thrush
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

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Mist netting at secondary feed station, Site 1, 18.12.19

Blue tit new 1
retrap 4
Chaffinch new 21
retrap 4
Dunnock new
retrap 7
Robin new 1
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 11
retrap 8
Yellowhammer new 2
retrap
TOTALS new 36
retrap 25



Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Mistle thrush
Raven
Goldfinch
Siskin
Linnet

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, 26.2.20

Goldfinch new 4
retrap 11
Linnet new 28
retrap 39


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Tawny owl
Skylark
Yellowhammer

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 4.03.20, upper site.

The winds have relented so now we have some catching up to do. However we will not be returning to the lower site this winter.

Chaffinch new 4
retrap
Dunnock new 5
retrap 3
House sparrow new 1
retrap
Long tailed tit new 2
retrap
Reed bunting new 3
retrap 3
Robin new 2
retrap
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 20
retrap 6


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Collared dove
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Pied wagtail
Wren
Blackbird
Mistle thrush
Nuthatch
Magpie
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 5.3.20.

Blackbird new 2
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 7
retrap 6
Dunnock new 4
retrap 4
Goldcrest new 1
retrap
Great tit new 1
retrap
Linnet new 1
retrap
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap 2
Reed bunting new 1
retrap
Robin new 2
retrap 4
Song Thrush new 2
retrap
Tree sparrow new 12
retrap 2
Wren new
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 38
retrap 4
TOTAL new 72
retrap 24

Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Golden plover
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Mistle thrush
Nuthatch
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, 6.3.20

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 4
retrap 1
Dunnock new
retrap 2
Great tit new
retrap 1
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap
Robin new 2
retrap 1
Stock dove new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 4
retrap
TOTALS new 19
retrap 7

This site has suffered considerable "damage" by deer, emptying the feeders and poaching the around them where small birds normally pick up spilt seed.


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Pink-footed geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Pied wagtail
Song thrush
Fieldfare
Mistle thrush


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, 9.3.20

Linnet new 11
retrap 28


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Mistle thrush
Yellowhammer

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
With the team restricted to my wife and I and as we work in isolated places we hope to finish the winter ringing programme.

Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 18.3.20

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 6
Linnet new 3
retrap 13

Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Yellowhammer
Reed bunting

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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