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Autumn Bird Ringing

Monday, October 18th 2021

The still and misty weather conditions this morning created the perfect opportunity to ring more Redwings as their large flocks passed through the reserve.

Other species ringed included Chiffchaff (which can still be heard singing around the Field Centre), Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Robin, Bullfinches and Reed Bunting. The one shown here is a male.

Small flocks of Long-tailed tits can be heard flitting around the tree tops and several were ringed today.

A juvenile Sparrowhawk gave everyone a surprise when it landed in a net close to a Redwing.

It was a real privilege to see this stunning bird so closely! 


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