Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Granby, Saturday 9 February

On Sunday morning Duncan, Emma and myself joined Jim for a session at Granby. The early sunshine didn't last long and soon the clouds blocked out any warmth the sun might have provided. However, as ringers this was not unwelcome as the net would be less visible and resulted in a steady session with the capture rate sustaining late into the morning. The relaxed pace gave us lots of time for training and watching the other wildlife. Particularly impressive was the flock of 400 Woodpigeons that regularly blackened the sky and sounded like thunder each time they were disturbed in some way.

We finished with 63 birds of 8 species and with the majority being recaptures. Amongst the retraps were two Blue Tits first ringed in 2010 and 2007 respectively.

Also observed was a singing skylark. Full list of observations available here.

Totals were 28/35 (new/retraps): Dunnock 0/2, Robin 3/4, Blackbird 5/2, Long-tailed Tit 0/2, Blue Tit 3/9, Great Tit 5/13, Chaffinch 2/1, Yellowhammer 10/2.

David

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