Sunday, 13 February 2011

February so far

More severe wind has left me slobbing around at home when I'd much prefer being out and ringing. However, yesterday I did find some shelter at Priory Country Park and put a few nets up.

The following turned up (in order of appearance):

Long Tailed Tit 2
Blue Tit 11
Dunnock 2
Chaffinch 3
Great Tit 7
Song Thrush 1
Treecreeper 1
Blackbird 2

Above: A male chaffinch. 2 were found in the net at the same time. A single female was ringed later on.

Above: A Song Thrush.

Above: A treecreeper (the best bird of the day).

Above & Below: Two different Great Tits. The one in the photograph above, I noticed, has a partially bleached (?) tail. The photograph below is a 'normal' Great Tit tail.

In all, 21 new birds were ringed with 8 retraps (the longest known age being a Blue Tit hatched in 2008).

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