Sunday, 10 November 2013

Surprise Bramble Finch

The weather men got it right this morning and the ridge of high pressure did the trick causing flat calm conditions and clear skies; perfect for some ringing at the feeding station! As Huw and I set off down the track with the gear we could hear some Whooper Swans calling and the calling got louder and four flew over, fairly high, heading east, and they looked great against the azure sky!

We were fairly busy for the few hours that we were ringing and as a result my notebook is a little devoid of bird sightings other than three Yellowhammers, three Fieldfares and fifteen Lapwings. We ringed 35 birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):

Tree Sparrow - 20 (1)
Blue Tit - 7 (2)
Great Tit - 3
Brambling - 1
Chaffinch - 2 (2)
Coal Tit - 2 


 Tree Sparrow

I was relieved to get a ringing session in at the feeding station and hopefully it won't be long before the next one!

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