Monday, 28 February 2011

27th February 2011 - A Wet Weekend in the Garden

Dodging the wet weather this weekend I still managed to catch a total of 92 new birds in my garden with the help of Louise and Gary (below).
Highlights of new birds included the first Wren of the year, a Coal Tit, two Long-tailed Tit and another two new Great Spotted Woodpecker!  Interestingly, last time I retrapped a Great Spotted Woodpecker was back in early November 2010 and since then I have caught ten new comprising two adult female, two adult male, a first year female and five first year males.

And almost the last bird caught of the weekend was a control adult Blue Tit - ring number X896793.  Will post details when I get them back from BTO.

Also caught a single new Goldcrest in the Rhododendron Wood at Leith Hill on Monday.

Birds ringed:
Coal Tit - 1
Chaffinch - 5
Goldfinch - 9
Great Tit - 8
Dunnock - 1
Blue Tit - 59
Long-tailed Tit - 2
Wren - 1
Goldcrest - 1
Greenfinch - 5
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2

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