Monday, 29 November 2010

Granby, Saturday 27 November

Duncan and I set forth for Granby on Saturday expecting northerly winds and no snow, but as you now know we got little wind and a couple of inches of snow. For various reasons we did not start ringing until 09:00 am, but still managed 64 birds. However, with more folks it would have been more like a hundred. The evidence of a good tit breeding season was there again with 24 Blue Tits (18 retraps) and 14 retrap Great Tits. The first Greenfinches of the winter appeared, with eight new birds ringed. Other highlights included a second winter male Sparrowhawk, which brushed my leg as it went in the net (!) and the first Tree Sparrow of the season.

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