Ringing at Marne

Sunday, July 25th 2010

The bird ringers have been really busy today and with CES day 9 tomorrow, it isn't over yet! On Friday night several of the group members caught and ringed over 100 Sand Martins at Scorton Quarry.

This morning the group went to Marne Barracks training area and set up mist nets at dawn. It was well worth the effort as you can see in Paul's photos.

Sparrowhawk

This young Sparrowhawk was caught early on in the day and throughout the morning no less than five juvenile Kingfishers were intercepted briefly as they passed along the River Swale!

Whitethroat

Other species ringed included Whitethroat (seen here in John's photo), Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Goldcrest.

In fact, as James pointed out, the 'rarest' bird of the day (as only one was caught) was a Chaffinch!


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