Bird Ringing

Monday, October 3rd 2011

The forecast had the weather set - fair but dull - for the day so the bird ringing team was at Foxglove for 0630, in the rain!  A cup of tea kept us awake while waiting for the rain to ease, which it did, giving way to a very dull dawn, perhaps just a touch of pinkness in the sky over the Scrapes.

Dawn over the Scrapes

John, Tony and Stuart were kept busy checking the birds.

Birds being checked

Unfortunately the wind increased and the rain continued, so the nets, once all the leaves had been removed from them, were taken down just after lunch.  Nevertheless the number of birds caught kept the team busy well through the afternoon and had the circumstances been different it would have been a bumper day.

As it was over 200 birds were processed including Reed Buntings, Bullfinches, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests and some juvenile Goldfinches.  A Chiffchaff ringed elsewhere was controlled and will be followed up.  Sue Harper promised to bring tanning cream for next week!

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