Saturday, 18 September 2010

Gold rush

Andy was back today - Having been out of action with an injured toe for a while. It turned out to be a good day for Goldcrest down Timble with 53 ringed. A net round of over 50 birds was also pleasing.

Andy was pleased with the net round

99 New birds – Goldcrest 53, Coal Tit 17, Lesser Redpoll 8, Chiffchaff 7, Long-tailed Tit 7, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 2, Chaffinch 1, Robin 1.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Website updated

This windy weather has given me the opportunity to update our website with our monthly species totals so if you're interested in seeing what we've ringed please visit:

Looks like better weather for the weekend so hope to be out ringing then.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Swallow roost ringing again

A gorgeous summer’s evening with plenty of Swallows about today. Amongst a few other birds, we also caught a 3J Goldfinch in wing moult, something we see more and more these days.

Juvenile Goldfinch - Ringed on 1 September 2010

204 New birds ringed - Swallow 189, Reed Bunting 5, House Martin 2, Whitethroat 1, Sand Martin 4, Pied Wagtail 2, Goldfinch 1.