A Surprisingly Busy Day

Monday, March 14th 2011

Despite a wet and gloomy start today the ringing team had a surprisingly hectic time. Several mixed flocks of Common and Lesser Redpoll were around and there were still Bramblings in reasonable numbers. Patience and determination with the potter traps on the wetland finally paid off and our young teenage trainees proudly produced from them a male and a female Moorhen as you can see below!

Moorhen

Total numbers for the day were 283 of 16 species including 6 controls (birds that have been ringed by other ringers at a different site). These were 5 Lesser Redpolls and a Chaffinch. There are still no Chiffchaffs, but the warm, sunny weather in the late afternoon will surely see them arrive before to long.

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