Monday, 17 October 2011

Ringing on 20th Sep 2011

A much quieter day, today for George with the wind speed again increasing! Just 15 Birds were processed including 14 New birds and just a single Retrap.

  The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (2/0) Wren, (1/0) Blackcap, (7/0) Chiffchaff and (4/1) Goldcrest.

  The Chiffchaff total for the year is now starting to build up slowly as is the Goldcrest total. Will it be another "classic" Goldcrest year? You would think not with the two severe winters that we have just experienced but at Gib, a large number of the Goldcrests that we catch during the Autumn are actually continental migrants and there is a "lot" of continent from which they can come from!

Also reported on the 20th September 2011 were -

x1 Spoonbill
x4 Ruff
x1 Curlew Sandpiper
x2 Artic Tern
x2 Black Tern
x1 Wheatear
x1 Stonechat
x40 House Martin (South)
x5 Siskin
x14 Tree Sparrow 
Will this be a "Classic" Goldcrest Year?
Only time will tell - fingers crossed...
Library Photo - Mick Briggs


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