A Busy Day

Monday, November 12th 2012

In the early morning Sun the trees showed off their autumn colours.

Early morning sunshine on the trees

Through the Scrapes the shadows could be seen on the frost covered boardwalk.

Frost covered boardwalk through the Scrapes

The ringing room was busy throughout the day.  As the nets came down it was soon obvious that there were still many more birds to process.  Everyone worked methodically identifying, measuring and ringing the birds before taking the information to be added to the IPMR programme on the computer.

Thr ringing room

Over 240 birds were processed today, including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Brambling and 11 Reed Bunting.  Ringing birds and computerising the data allows us to see at a glance how old each individual bird is; today a Marsh Tit was caught that was 8 years old (a real achievement for such a small bird), a Coal Tit was caught that was 6 years old, and a Long Tailed Tit weighing less than 8 grams, was 3 years old.

Once the last bird was released the tidying up was carried out.  We had that dangerous situation with 'Men at Work'.  Adam brushed the mud from the outside mat,

Adam brushing the outside mat

whilst Tony and Brian swept the ringing room. 

Tony an dbrian sweeping the ringing room

Thank you to everyone for all your help today.

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