Sunday, 3 January 2010

RCP, Sun 3 Jan

We ended on 62 today but that included many retraps and we had to take the nets down by 11:30 due to another appointment. Of note were another 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Redwing, a Goldfinch originally ringed at Clifton and a 6 year old Reed Bunting ringed originally at Bunny and last caught at RCP 4 years ago. Only 4 Yellowhammers went into the nets, 3 already wearing rings from last winter, not many but the known age retraps showed the new ageing guide in R & M is not necessarily correct.

Pete mentioned in the Brack report 'the thought of the RCP crew in their heated ringing room drifted into my head'. I must admit the reverse thought drifted into my the heat forced me to move a little further away from the heater!


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