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Ringing near Gifford, Winter 2017-18 (1 Viewer)

citrinella

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Mist netting at Site 1, 17.2.18.

Chaffinch new 6
retrap 1
Goldcrest new
retrap 2
Robin new
retrap 2
Tree sparrow new 6
retrap 1
Yellowhammer new 11
retrap
TOTAL new 23
retrap 6


Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Grey partridge
Golden plover 23
Collared dove
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Wren
Dunnock
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Brambling
Greenfinch
Bullfinch

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, 21.2.18

Linnet new 26
retrap 19


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Skylark
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Reed bunting

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, 22.2.18.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 45
retrap 8
Dunnock new 1
retrap 2
Fieldfare new 2
retrap
Greenfinch new 5
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap 3
TOTALS new 57
retrap 15

c.100 fieldfare were feeding in neighbouring improved grassland

Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Pink footed geese
Buzzard
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker (drumming)
Skylark
Wren
Robin
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Bullfinch
Goldfinch
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, 26.2.18

Linnet new 14
retrap 26


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Skylark
Dunnock

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2 north, 25.2.18.

Blackbird new
retrap 1
Blackcap new
retrap
Blue tit new 1
retrap
Chaffinch new 2
retrap
Dunnock new
retrap 6
Great tit new
retrap 2
Long tailed tit new 1
retrap
Robin new 1
retrap 3
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
TOTAL new 6
retrap 12


Also seen/heard :
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Grey partridge (at some distance south)
Tawny owl
Stock dove
Greater spotted woodpecker
Nuthatch
Wren
House sparrow
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

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Linnet flock has left, despite me clearing the feed station every morning so they can access feed. Wind has been filling it in during the day and I guess they haven't been able to keep access to feed open. 200+ there on Tuesday, one yesterday didn't stay.

At the secondary feed station here (site 1) there have been loads of birds. I guess the feeders won't be empty yet, but I can't get there to top them up, the road in is 1-1.5m deep.

Main feed station is deep in snow, but accessible, so I topped up this morning. I had a new species there today - a stankie, presumably from the pond just across the road where I see four regularly.

Mike.
 

alan_rymer

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United Kingdom
Linnet flock has left, despite me clearing the feed station every morning so they can access feed. Wind has been filling it in during the day and I guess they haven't been able to keep access to feed open. 200+ there on Tuesday, one yesterday didn't stay.

At the secondary feed station here (site 1) there have been loads of birds. I guess the feeders won't be empty yet, but I can't get there to top them up, the road in is 1-1.5m deep.

Main feed station is deep in snow, but accessible, so I topped up this morning. I had a new species there today - a stankie, presumably from the pond just across the road where I see four regularly.

Mike.
Mike

Whats a Stankie?
Moorhen or coot.

Glad we've only got about 2/3 cm here in sunny reading.

Keep safe.

Alan
 

citrinella

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Mike

Whats a Stankie?
Moorhen or coot.

Glad we've only got about 2/3 cm here in sunny reading.

Keep safe.

Alan

Hi Alan,

A moorhen. Coot are rare here (but on a neighbour's loch).

I couldn't say how much snow we have had - I'd guess between 0.3 and 0.5m but that could be an overestimate. We have had the usual problem - it has been blowing so the roads have been filled up to 1.5m and more in many places. Certainly not ringing conditions.

I have been digging out a public road into the neighbouring farm this afternoon (with a telescopic loader) and came across a dead unringed blackbird. As it was in good condition I suspect it had roosted in a bad spot and snow had buried it in the night.

Loads of birds at the main feed station and at my garden feeding. Tried to get to my remote feeding station this afternoon by tractor but not possible.

Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 2, 8.3.18.
This was at our upper site.

Blackbird new 1
retrap
Blue tit new 2
retrap 1
Brambling new 1
retrap
Coal tit new 1
retrap
Dunnock new 3
retrap 3
Reed bunting new 9
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 3
retrap 4
Yellowhammer new 22
retrap 2
TOTAL new 42
retrap 11

Extra feeding effort by the farmer in recent years is really paying off. Yellowhammer catches here have lifted significantly.

Also seen/heard :
Pink footed geese 21
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Tawny owl
Greater spotted woodpecker
Jay
Skylark
Robin
Mistle thrush
Song thrush
Fieldfare
Chaffinch
Goldfinch

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, 9.3.18

Linnet new 8
retrap 17

After being absent for a few days, despite the feed station being cleared every morning, a flock appeared after the snow started to thaw on Saturday 3rd. Numbers present are down from flock seen 200+ to flock seen 40-50. This catch contained a lot of birds which have not been caught recently, including 7 ringed birds not caught before this winter suggesting that the rapid spring turnover is underway with many of the previous flock departed.


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Pink fotted geese
Mallard
Skylark
Fieldfare

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, 14.3.18

Goldfinch new 13
retrap 10
Linnet new 5
retrap 10


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Mallard
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Song 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, 20.3.18.

Blackbird new 3
retrap 1
Bullfinch new 2
retrap
Chaffinch new 14
retrap 1
Dunnock new 3
retrap
Greenfinch new 1
retrap
House sparrow new 1
retrap
Reed bunting new 1
retrap
Robin new 2
retrap 7
Tree sparrow new 5
retrap
Yellowhammer new 11
retrap 3
TOTAL new 43
retrap 12



Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Golden plover
Tawny owl
Collared dove
Green woodpecker
Wren
Song thrush
Fieldfare
Brambling
Goldfinch

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, 21.3.18

Linnet new 4
retrap 8


Also seen/heard
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Grey partridge
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Song thrush

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, 24.3.18.

Blue tit new 3
retrap
Chaffinch new 13
retrap 8
Great tit new
retrap 1
Tree sparrow new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 1
retrap
TOTALS new 18
retrap 9


Also seen/heard :
Mute swan 4
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Greater spotted woodpecker
Skylark
Pied wagtail 2+
Robin
Song thrush
Bullfinch
Greenfinch
Siskin
Linnet c.150
Redpoll

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, 2.4.18

Goldfinch new 14
retrap 11
Linnet new 23
retrap 32

Session curtailed to allow for weather

Also seen/heard
Mute swan
Greylag geese
Mallard
Skylark
Meadow pipit

More distant
Golden plover
Chaffinch
Yellowhammer

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

citrinella

Well-known member
Mist netting at Site 1, 8.4.18.

Blackbird new 1
retrap 1
Bullfinch new 2
retrap 1
Chaffinch new 6
retrap 1
Chiffchaff new 2
retrap
Dunnock new 3
retrap
Tree sparrow new
retrap 2
Wren new 1
retrap
Yellowhammer new 2
retrap
TOTAL new 17
retrap 5

This was the last mist netting session for this winter. In theory whoosh netting for linnets continues, but the birds are not coming to the bait but feeding in wheat following rape about 800m distant, 100-150 present this morning (9th).

Also seen/heard :
Greylag geese
Buzzard
Peewit
Golden plover
Barn owl
Tawny owl
Collared dove
Greater spotted woodpecker
Pied wagtail
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Robin
Song thrush
Mistle thrush
Goldfinch

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

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
 

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