Ringing near Gifford, winter 20-21 (1 Viewer)

citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 6.10.20

Goldfinch new 18
retrap 1
Linnet new 3
retrap

First catch of the 20-21 "winter" programme. Mist netting will wait a little longer till more birds are using the feed stations.

Poor weather/too busy last week to try to catch when a large flock of linnets were taking the feed. I see a pattern in this, I suspect birds arrive from further north, take the feed then move on to natural food sources nearby. Certainly there are plenty birds on the rape stubble in the same field.

Also seen/heard
Pink-footed geese 100+ east
Buzzard
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Mistle thrush

and on the way home c.50 Golden plover.

Mainly forgetting corvids, gulls, non-natives, pigeons and tits. As greylag geese are considered feral they will no longer be reported. Remember they are ever present :)

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

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Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 16.10.20

Goldfinch new 26
retrap 4
Linnet new 26
retrap 3


Also seen/heard
Pink-footed geese c.50
Kestrel
Jay
Skylark
Meadow pipit

and once home c.30 Golden plover.

Mainly forgetting corvids, gulls, non-natives, pigeons and tits. As greylag geese are considered feral they will no longer be reported. Remember they are ever present :)

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

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Mist netting at Site 1, 6.11.20.

Blue tit new
retrap 3
Chaffinch new 8
retrap 1
Dunnock new 6
retrap
Long tailed tit new 7
retrap
Redwing new 7
retrap
Robin new 8
retrap
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 6
retrap 1
TOTAL new 43
retrap 5


Weather and other factors have delayed the start of our mist netting programme a little. The whoosh net programme has also stopped because ALL the birds disappeared. A flock has been seen on the farm in the last few days but the birds are not using the bait ... yet.

Also seen/heard :
Pink-footed geese 120
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Golden plover
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Skylark
Jay
Bullfinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer

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, 9.11.20

Blackbird new 2
retrap 1
Blue tit new 21
retrap
Chaffinch new 5
retrap
Dunnock new 6
retrap
Fieldfare new 5
retrap
Great tit new 6
retrap
Mistle thrush new 1
retrap
Redwing new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 9
retrap
Robin new 3
retrap
Tree sparrow new 9
retrap 1
Wren new 3
retrap
Yellowhammer new 4
retrap
TOTALS new 75
retrap 2


Also seen/heard :
Pink-footed geese 500
Mallard
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Skylark
Jay
Goldfinch


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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
At last, a weather window.

Mist netting at Site 2, 26.11.20, upper site.

Blackbird new 4
retrap
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Bullfinch new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 3
retrap 1
Goldcrest new 1
retrap
Great tit new 1
retrap
House sparrow new 10
retrap
Redwing new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 1
retrap
Robin new 4
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 19
retrap 2
Wren new 3
retrap
TOTAL new 50
retrap 5



Also seen/heard :
Mute swan
Mallard
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Raven
Jay
Goldfinch
Linnet 30+
Redpoll 30+
Siskin
Yellowhammer

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 
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