Sunday, 28 June 2009

A Few More Sylvias...27th June

Another ringing session at 4.00 a.m. today in the plantation at Moss House Farm and the order of the day was definitely more Sylvias. In total we ringed 32 birds and retrapped 14. New birds and retraps for each species were as follows:

Blackcap - 3/0
Whitethroat - 12/8
Chaffinch - 1/1
Garden Warbler - 1/0
Coal Tit - 2/0
Great Tit - 1/0
Blue Tit - 4/0
Blackbird - 1/0
Willow Warbler - 3/3
Treecreeper - 1/0
Robin - 2/0
Reed Bunting - 1/0
Wren - 0/1
Sedge Warbler - 0/1

We had two trainees with us this morning so the above birds kept us busy and because of this I didn't note much from a birding perspective other than a single singing Quail. Below are pictures of Treecreeper and juvenile Coal Tit.

In the afternoon we met at Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park to clear the net rides in preparation for our ringing demonstration on 4th July. We cleared net rides to enable us to put up five nets totalling 260 feet in length.


Newton Stringer said...

They're all tailless !

Good whitethroat haul....

Fleetwood Birder said...

Goo point G. Will note than when snapping in future!