Another Frost

Monday, November 19th 2012

In the sheltered areas of the reserve frost coated the Nettle leaves, highlighting their veins.

Frost coated Nettle leaves

Some of the grasses had rain drops along their length that had frozen and then become covered in frost.

Frost covered grass

The air was very still in the early morning.  There was a small amount of ice on the wetland ponds.  It is pleasing to see that all the work that was carried out on the bunds to stop the water flowing in the wrong direction has been successful, as there was plenty of water running into the centre of the reserve.

The wetland

Mist nets were up from early morning and over 190 birds were processed.  Several older birds were recorded, including a Blue Tit that was 7 years old, a Dunnock that was 4 years old and several Coal Tits that were 5 and 6 years old.  It was a Siskin day with well into double figures caught and ringed.

Many thanks to the team today for all their hard work and 'auf wiedersehen' to Lea who returns to Germany after helping the ringing team over the past few months. 

(1) Comments:

Katrine Stroud responded on 22nd Nov 2012 with...

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Many thanks for making Lea so welcome in her visits to ringing. It is one of her most treasured memories of her visit to us and talks of little else. I think she may well be looking for a german group!


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