Monday, 8 November 2010

Rushcliffe Country Park, Sunday 7 November

The first session of the winter at RCP produced a reasonable catch of 49 birds starting with a 25 bird first round including 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Blackcap and 2 Coal Tits. We have only ever caught 5 Coal Tits previously at the park and the last was three years ago. (I've noticed them in several unusaul places recently - perhaps they've had a good breeding season? Pete).

Most of the birds caught were Blue & Great Tits and Chaffinches - no buntings and the only other finch species caught were a Greenfinch and 2 Goldfinches. Of the 49 birds 12 were retraps including a Blue Tit ringed 26/05/03 and caught most years since except for 2009.

Siskins were heard going over and a large flock of Pink-footed Geese, maybe the same birds that flew over Granby!?


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