Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sutton Bonington, Saturday 19 November

Sue, Gary and I made another visit to the feeding site at Sutton Bonington today. It was a relatively calm and sunny morning, we were hoping for a little more cloud as the nets at this site are quite exposed and the full sun undoubtedly affected the catch. It was nice to get the first Reed Bunting and Yellowhammers of the winter and to retrap one of the 13 Lesser Redpoll we ringed last winter.

We ended on 22 birds including 7 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Dunnock 1/2, Robin 0/1, Great Tit 1/1, Goldfinch 10/1, Lesser Redpoll 0/1, Chaffinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0, Yellowhammer 2/0. The oldest retraps were from last winter.


 Photos by Sue Lakeman

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