Monday, 14 February 2011

13th February 2011 - Woodpeckers and Recent Recoveries

A single session in my garden on Saturday (12th) produced 47 new birds with highlights being a Marsh Tit, a Woodpigeon and another three new Great Spotted Woodpeckers!  Also caught was a Great Tit that was suffering from Avian Pox (below - abscess on chin) which continued to be seen around the garden all weekend.  I see about half a dozen 1st year Great Tits a year suffering from this in various amounts.  All of the abscesses have been around the head area apart from one which had a growth on the carpal joint of one wing.
Also received a few recoveries back:

Mute Swan  Z18761
Ringed as adult female at Warnham LNR on 6th April 2009
Ring Read at Earlswood Lake, Redhill, Surrey on 9th December 2010
621 days  21km  NE

Mute Swan  Z18769
Ringed as a 1st year at Warnham LNR on 5th September 2009
Taken into care at Bough Beech Reservoir, Kent on 13th August 2010
342 days  37km  ENE
Chiffchaff  DJB324
Ringed as a juvenile at Warnham LNR on 3rd September 2010
Hit a window at Herne Bay, Kent on 7th October 2010
34 days  110km  ENE

Greenfinch  TR01622
Ringed as a 1st year female in my Warnham garden on 26th March 2010
Hit by a car in Horsham on 18th May 2010
53 days  2km  E

Great Spotted Woodpecker  LA33658
Ringed as an adult female at Chesworth Farm, Horsham on 8th June 2009
Found dead in Chesworth Crescent, Horsham on 26th November 2010
536 days  0km

Blue Tit  L424302
Ringed as a juvenile in my Warnham garden on 4th August 2010
Killed by cat in Warnham on 16th September 2010
43 days  0km

Birds ringed:
Great Tit - 3
Blue Tit - 33
Marsh Tit - 1
Chaffinch - 3
Goldfinch - 1
Greenfinch - 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 3
Woodpigeon - 1

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