Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1st December 2009 - Finch Day


The first day that Stuart and I have been able to ring at Chesworth Farm for a few weeks due to the poor weather turned out to be very productive, probably helped by the drop in temperature!

A total of 103 new birds were caught in just over 4 hours with 4 nets. The highlights being the vast number of finches of which only about half were caught especially Goldfinch (top) and Greenfinch (above) and the relatively small number of tits. Also, a few Redpoll were caught of which were two splendid adult males (below).
Birds ringed:
MEAPI 1
GREFI 21
BLABI 1
REDPO 4
REEBU 3
DUNNO 2
GOLDF 45
CHAFF 6
BLUTI 16
GRETI 1
ROBIN 2
BULLF 1

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