Thursday, 28 January 2010

28th January 2010 - An Even Quieter Day!

Jake and I spent the morning at Warnham LNR and with five nets up caught just 20 new birds and very few retraps. The best bird was a new Coal Tit (below) of which no more than single figures get ringed here a year.
The best of the retraps was a male Great-spotted Woodpecker (below) that was ringed in May 2008 as an adult and interestingly hasn't been caught since.
In an attempt to rescue the morning we went to Southwater CP to do the roost for the first time this year and caught five Blue Tit and rescued at the end by a wonderful adult male Linnet (below), which was starting to heavily develop its red chest and forehead.

Birds ringed:
Blue Tit - 17
Great Tit - 4
Chaffinch - 2
Coal Tit - 1
Dunnock - 1
Linnet - 1

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