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Brambling and Redpoll

Monday, January 31st 2011

The bird ringing room was a very busy place again with lots of Brambling, Redpoll (Lesser and Common), Chaffinch, Reed Bunting and Great Spotted Woodpecker amongst the many species caught and ringed today. The trainee ringers seem to be getting younger and younger and some visiting little people were fascinated by seeing the wild birds so close!  320 birds were processed which included 34 new Lesser Redpoll and 22 new Brambling.  A male and a female Chaffinch were retrapped, both 10 years old born in 2001.  This is a very good age for such a small species and it is only through our ringing and recording activities over a prolonged period that we are able to have access to such information.

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