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

citrinella

Well-known member
Whoosh netting at rape bait station, site 1, 13.12.20

Greenfinch new
retrap 1
Goldfinch new 8
retrap 1
Linnet new 46
retrap 5

At long last the flock has settled to feed on the bait regularly.

Also seen/heard
Buzzard
Skylark
Yellowhammer
Reed bunting

and on the walk home
3 Grey partridge
c.50 Chaffinch feeding in wild bird cover
c.100 Yellowhammer feeding in stubble

We have heard brambling with that chaffinch flock.

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, 15.1.21

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new
retrap 7
Chaffinch new 8
retrap 12
Dunnock new 1
retrap 3
Great tit new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap 1
Robin new 3
retrap 5
Tree sparrow new 4
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 36
retrap 8
TOTALS new 54
retrap 39


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard 2
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Starling
Skylark
Mistle thrush
Fieldare
Redwing
Wren

Flocks in neighbouring stubble were a feature of the morning, with almost all the yellowhammer caught coming from there late morning :
Starling c.150
Skylark 150+
Mistle thrush
Fieldfare 40+
Redwing
Yellowhammer c.80
Reed bunting 5+

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, 19.1.21

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blue tit new 4
retrap
Bullfinch new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 1
retrap 1
Great tit new 1
retrap 1
Nuthatch new
retrap 1
Redwing new 1
retrap
Robin new
retrap 2
TOTAL new 8
retrap 6


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Woodcock
Tawny owl
Wren
Song thrush (singing)
Magpie
Long-tailed tit
Treecreeper
Chaffinch
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, 23.1.21

Chaffinch new 1
retrap
Goldfinch new 5
retrap 9
Linnet new 26
retrap 11

Short session to give birds plenty opportunity to feed.

Also seen/heard
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, 24.1.21.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 2
Brambling new
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 12
retrap 6
Dunnock new 1
retrap 1
Robin new 4
retrap 3
Tree sparrow new 4
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 57
retrap 21
TOTAL new 79
retrap 35


Also seen/heard :
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Fieldfare

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 31.1.21, upper site.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Blue tit new 3
retrap
Bullfinch new 7
retrap
Dunnock new 2
retrap 3
Great tit new 1
retrap 1
Reed bunting new 6
retrap
Robin new 1
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap
Yellowhammer new 44
retrap 4
TOTAL new 67
retrap 11


Also seen/heard :
Grey partridge
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker (drumming)
Mistle thrush (singing)
Chaffinch
Brambling
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, 1.2.21

Linnet new 18
retrap 9

Also seen/heard
Buzzard
Golden Plover
Fieldfare
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, 11.2.21.

Blackbird new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 3
retrap 2
Dunnock new 4
retrap 9
Fieldfare new 1
retrap
Long tailed tit new
retrap 2
Reed bunting new 1
retrap 1
Robin new 2
retrap 13
Tree sparrow new 2
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 23
retrap 12
TOTAL new 38
retrap 40



Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge 6
Tawny owl
Linnet
Wren

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, 15.2.21

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 5
Linnet new 20
retrap 5

Also seen/heard
Buzzard
Barn owl
Chaffinch
Greenfinch

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, 22.2.21

Chaffinch new 20
retrap 4
Dunnock new 3
retrap 2
Great tit new 1
retrap 1
Reed bunting new 4
retrap 2
Robin new 1
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 12
retrap 6
TOTALS new 42
retrap 16

One retrap yellowhammer had been ringed at Site 2 (upper) in January, 4.1km distant - quite far for such a notoriously sedentary species

The 150 fieldfare flew back and forth over the nets a few times, never quite low enough !

Also seen/heard :
Pink footed geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Golden plover
Tawny owl
Starling
Skylark
Blackbird
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Fieldare 150
Goldfinch

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, 26.2.21

Goldfinch new 3
retrap 8
Linnet new 4
retrap 1

Also seen/heard
Pink-footed geese
Buzzard
Skylark
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Chaffinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 28.2.21.

Barn owl new
retrap 1
Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 8
retrap
Coal tit new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 4
retrap 2
Goldcrest new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 2
retrap
Robin new 1
retrap 3
Song Thrush new 1
retrap
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 27
retrap 7
TOTAL new 49
retrap 14


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Stankie
Tawny owl
Great spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Great tit
Long-tailed tit
Goldfinch
Wren

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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