Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Ringing on 19th Apr 2011

Double Sessions were the order of the day with George ringing at the Observatory during the morning with Mike Polling ringing at Aylmer Avenue for a very long session from early morning onwards. The result was 46 birds processed which included 18 New birds and 28 Retraps!

  The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (0/1) Robin, (1/0) Blackbird, (2/2) Whitethroat, (2/0) Willow Warbler, (0/1) Coal Tit, (0/1) Blue Tit, (1/6) Great Tit, (0/2) Chaffinch, (1/3) Greenfinch, (10/12) Goldfinch and (1/0) Reed Bunting.

  A fair day, but with two sites being ringed at the same time, we would of hoped for better, it would seem that the spring migrants are really only trickling through whilst the out going finches and the likes have all but gone, although 10 New Goldfinch are alwasy a bonus and 22 Goldfinch handled in one day can't be all bad!

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