Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Orchard ringing at North Wheatley - Monday 27 December

Four group members (Jim, Gary, Mick P & Meisha) joined the North Notts Ringing Group on Monday, to ring Fieldfare in an orchard in North Wheatley. We processed 92 birds, roughly half of which were the target species. The rest were mainly Blackbirds and other interesting captures included a Little Owl, two female Sparrowhawks (including an adult female, something you don't often see in the hand) and a Mistle Thrush. Meisha came away with 3 more ringing ticks (Fieldfare, Little Owl and Sparrowhawk) and Gary came away with a few scars courtesy of the Little Owl. Despite the cold and the snow showers, a great time was had by all.
Jim & Gary

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