A Ringing Day

Saturday, September 30th 2017

The bird ringers were faced with almost an optical illusion, a vertical spider's web, that initially did not seem to be connected to anything.  On closer inspection the silken strands led to the roof of the Field Centre.

A vertical spider's web

The weather was still and calm and dry, with a blue sky and nice white fluffy clouds!

The Lake

Net rounds returned a steady supply of birds. New birds totalled 122.  Included in that total were 12 Chiffchaffs, 17 Goldcrests and 12 Bullfinches.  Not many Blue Tits have been newly ringed over the last few sessions but today 14 made their appearance in the ringing room.  Siskins have been increasing in number on the feeders in the back garden and this was reflected in 23 being ringed today.

At this time of year Redpolls begin to arrive back in the reserve and a surprise was a control, a bird ringed elsewhere.  There was also a controlled Chiffchaff which is interesting.  The total of new birds ringed on the reserve is now 60,298.

A control Redpoll

Coal Tits are another species that flock to Foxglove for the winter.  This one was in pristine plumage.

Coal Tit

Thank you to everyone who helped today.

(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:

Leave a Comment:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

What is missing: North, South, East? (4 character(s) required)

Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Planted woodland revival

Posted 22nd February 2018

Once again we were back on the corner where the Wetland and Risedale Beck paths meet. Of late we have been thinning this area which…

Read More

Moths at Last!

Posted 21st February 2018

Bird ringing requires dedicated weather forecasting, moth trapping requires the same.  If it is too cold, too wet and or too windy then we do…

Read More

The cutting of net rides 9 and 10

Posted 20th February 2018

You can't beat starting your day with a walk around the Lake on a beautiful morning like today's. After stopping by the Lake and putting…

Read More

Water Everywhere!

Posted 19th February 2018

On Friday morning, while some went to Warcop and Wathgill to put up the owl boxes, 21 adults and children came to Foxglove to take…

Read More

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |