Thursday, 3 January 2013

Granby, Sunday 30 December 2012

Duncan, Ruth, Jim and I arrived at Granby with a spring in our step as the rain had finally stopped. Unfortunately the wind hadn't and this had quite an impact on our catch with only 18 birds processed as follows (new/retrap): Dunnock 2/1; Chaffinch 2/1; Blue Tit 2/2; Great Tit 2/2; Robin 1/2; Sparrowhawk 1/0.

The Sparrowhawk was a late goal in extra time as we were about to take down when it went in. The retrap Chaffinch was perhaps the most interesting, having been ringed as a 5M on 30-01-05, making it more than 8 years old.

Other sightings included a Peregrine drifting over, 2 Ravens, a Heron and about 8 Cormorants overhead (well the whole country looks like a chain of gravel pits at the moment...) but not much else and winter thrushes and Yellowhammers were all thin on the ground. 

Pete




(all pics PML)

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