Sunday, 23 May 2010

19th to 23rd May - Capel, Garden, Nests and Swan

A round up of the ringing over the last few days:

Starting with an all day session in my garden on 19th which produced just nine birds in total of which four were new, with the highlight being a male Blackcap! Where are all the birds!
Then, on 20th, Jake and I ringed a nest of House Sparrow (above) under the eaves of the visitor centre at Southwater CP followed by a new arrival female Mute Swan at The Quarry.
Then Wes did a morning session at Capel on 22nd which produced 30 birds of 14 species with highlights here being a late Reed Warbler, a Nightingale (above) and a Lesser Whitethroat (below). A nest of Blue Tit were also ringed.
Finally, today (23rd), Wes managed to ring a nest of three Jackdaw and another nest of seven Great Tit, both at Capel and I ventured slightly further a field to ring a nest of five Pied Wagtails that Louise had found at her office in Box Hill.

Birds ringed:
Blue Tit - 3 + 7 nestlings
Great Tit - 2 + 7 nestlings
Song Thrush - 2
Blackbird - 1
House Sparrow - 2 + 5 nestlings
Whitethroat - 3
Blackcap - 3
Garden Warbler - 2
Dunnock - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Nightingale - 1
Reed Warbler - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 1
Greenfinch - 1
Pied Wagtail - 5 nestlings
Mute Swan - 1

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