Sunday, 5 June 2011

Ringing on 20th May 2011

  George tried he best today but with another repeat of yesterdays rough conditions, all that was caught was just 3 birds processed including 1 New bird and 2 Retraps at the Obs.

  They included (New/Retrap) - (1/1) Whitethroat and (0/1) Blackbird.

  Later in the day Tim Bagworth was handed a dead Jackdaw picked up near the Pumping Station which was wearing a ring! EW96024 was, upon checking the records, a Control from who only knows where!
  If anybody knows the origin of this bird, please as usual, let me know by email to 

Also reported on the 20th May 2011 were -

x1 Little Gull (Sub Adult on Jacksons)
x1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer on Tennysons)
x3 Common Tern
x1 Buzzard
x1 Barn Owl
x25 Common Scoter (North)
x37 Eider
x5 Whimbrel
x152 Oystercatcher
x50 Grey Plover
x250 Bar Tailed Godwit
x2 Black Tailed Godwit
x180 Swallow (south)
Tree Sparrow

The evening Gull count included -

x424 Herring Gull
x182 Great Black-backed Gull
x13 Lesser Black-backed Gull
x322 Black Headed Gull
x2 Common Gull

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