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.


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