Saturday, 8 January 2011

Home Farm, Brackenhurst, Tuesday 4 January

The aim was for a leisurely ringing session in Andrew's garden while we did IPMR stuff and maybe colour-ringed some House Sparrows as part of the ongoing NTU project based on Home Farm. However, 54 birds in three or four hours put paid to that notion. We CR'd the three House Sparrows who deigned to go in to the nets; there has been 20 plus in the garden 'til the nets went up. The rest of the catch was mainly tits (inc another Coal Tit), Robins & Dunnocks. However, three non-passerines in the shape of Kestrel, Wood Pigeon and Great Spotted Woodpecker added a bit of spice to the catch. Also, one of the Great Tits had an interesting upper mandible.

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