Sunday, February 20, 2011

Low Key

With a touch of south easterly breeze promised Will and I decided to ring at our somewhat sheltered, part woodland Lancaster site and save the anticipated session in his garden and the guaranteed Siskins of late for another, calmer day.

In contrast with our catch of Siskins on Wednesday, today’s was a slow session with just 18 birds caught, 11 new and 7 recaptures. New: 5 Chaffinch, 4 Blackbird, 1 Brambling and 1 Wren. Recaptures; 4 Blackbird and 1 each of Goldcrest, Dunnock and Chaffinch.



Most of today’s Blackbirds still carry a certain amount of fat with one large male tipping the scale at 130 grams, but two birds had zero fat scores. Bramblings remain in the area with 4 or 5 birds this morning, but low numbers also of Chaffinch. Other birds seen this morning: Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tit.

Long-tailed Tit

Great-spotted Woodpecker

Coming soon, Kingfishers and the promised nectar sippers – watch this space.

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