Friday, 14 October 2011

Ringing on 18th Sep 2011

The winds dropped overnight and this morning George was ringing at the Observatory whilst Mick Briggs was ringing at Aylmer Avenue with the ever ready young apprentice, David Vincent!.
  Over at the Observatory, George processed 27 Birds including 24 New birds and just 3 Retraps whilst Dave and Mick processed 122 Birds processed including 71 New birds and 51 Retraps, which made a combined day catch of 149 Birds processed including 95 New birds and 54 Retraps.

  The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (1/1) Great Spotted Woodpecker, (3/0) Swallow, (2/2) Wren, (8/6) Dunnock, (8/0) Robin, (1/0) Whitethroat, (1/0) Garden Warbler, (11/1) Blackcap, (6/3) Chiffchaff, (7/0) Willow Warbler, (12/1) Goldcrest, (1/0) Spotted Flycatcher, (0/2) Long Tailed Tit, (5/10) Blue Tit, (4/3) Great Tit, (0/1) Treecreeper, (4/5) Chaffinch, (12/15) Greenfinch, (7/4) Goldfinch and (2/0) Reed Bunting.

Not a bad day then after the miserable run of high winds we seem to be having through most of September so far, especially seen as they seem to be from a largely westerly orientation, which is clearly not great for bringing any scarce migrants or impressive numbers of common migrants ariving on the coast.
  September's ringing totals are looking to be some of the lowest in the last decade at the present rate of knots!

  Also reported on the 18th September 2011 were -

x1 Redstart
x1 Barred Warbler (East Dunes)
x1 Stonechat
x2 Spotted Redshank
x1 Manx Shearwater
and a scattering of Goldcrests.
Spotted Flycatcher ringed at Aylmer Avenue on the 18th September 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs
Spotted Flycatcher ringed at Aylmer Avenue on the 18th September 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs
Two Great Spotted Woodpecker's 1 New & 1 Retrap caught on the 18th September 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs

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