Monday, 22 November 2010

Rushcliffe Country Park, Sunday 21 November

It was good to have Nabegh out ringing with us again at RCP, he is back for a two week visit. The morning produced another steady catch but numbers were down on the last two visits with only 44 birds caught, 27 of these were retraps! Of these only 1 was of particular interest, a Yellowhammer originally caught in the spring of 2009. This was interesting as it is the earliest date we have ever caught the species at the site, they do not normally appear until into December. With the early date of the first Reed Bunting last week could this mean that natural food sources are scarce this winter? The best birds of the morning were 3 Siskin caught together.


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