Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Due to the wet and windy weather over the last weeks there has been very little bird ringing.  Last week, Jack, who rings down on Salisbury Plain, managed a short time before the weather closed in.  He caught this Corn Bunting.

Corn Bunting

As the name suggests its preferred habitat is a corn field, although it will frequent other open spaces where there are few trees.

Corn Bunting

Once the holidays are over thoughts turn to the breeding season and the nest box records are checked to see which bird boxes need to be repaired or replaced.  Armed with nails and hammers, sawdust and ladders the bird ringers set off to ensure that the boxes are safe for the birds.

Repairing a nest box

Once checked they are ready for Tawny Owls, Kestrels or Jackdaws.

Repaired nest box

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