Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ringing on 6th Aug 2011

Another double effort day today with Mick Briggs and Dave Vincent ringing at Aylmer Avenue whilst George was ringing over at the Observatory with a new visitor in the shape of Ross Ahmed, visiting from the Newcastle area and intending to come again in the morning and then hoping to return soon for another session.
  The combined catch for the day was 66 birds processed including 55 New birds and 11 Retraps.

  The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (1/0) Sparrowhawk, (31/0) Swallow, (12/1) House Martin, (2/0) Lesser Whitethroat, (4/0) Willow Warbler, (0/1) Blue Tit, (0/9) Great Tit, (1/0) Chaffinch, (3/0) Greenfinch and (1/0) Linnet.

  A fairly interesting day but slightly down on numbers, breezy and sunny conditions didn't make for good catching conditions at all. Although there did seem to be plenty of migrants about the dunes.

  After ringing at Aylmer Avenue, Mick Briggs managed to find time to get all of the Brash that had been previously raked into piles by Lynda Briggs and Dave Vincent, dragged upto the fire site in the C.E.S. plot. Whilst it was there, it seemed like a good idea to get it all burnt whilst the wind was in the correct position. A good days effort was then topped off when Lynda Briggs and Dave Vincent arrived to help rake up behind Mick Briggs as he whizzed through all of the net rides around the front of Aylmer Avenue with the brush cutter. By the time they had finshed, there was a huge ammount of brash to be burnt, around about 25 hardcore type bags! Another job to be done another day!

The final pile of dry brash is added to the bonfire on the C.E.S. fire site after they were all brush cut last weekend.
6th Aug 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs

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