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CES visit 7

Monday, July 6th 2009

Bird ringing at Foxglove was very productive today with the highest daily total achieved for CES visit 7 in 17 years! In excess of 300 birds were caught and species included Redstart, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 35 new Willow Warblers and some Rooks! Here are some of our younger visitors releasing a Willow Warbler and Goldfinch back into the trees.

Releasing a Willow Warbler

Great credit is due to the stalwart band of trainees who, in the absence of most of the trainers, extracted and processed a large number of birds competently and safely. It is a relief to see the numbers of juvenile birds creep back up after the two very wet summers experienced recently.

Releasing a Goldfinch


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