Monday, 30 December 2019

Help Attenborough Nature Reserve!

The group have just donated to the appeal to buy and save Attenborough Nature Reserve. The Wildlife Trust is not far off their target, but every last penny is gratefully received. Please help by donating here:

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Monday, 2 December 2019

Sutton Bonington, Sunday 1 December

The first December visit of the winter to the feeding site today. The team consisted of Holly, Sue, Sarah, Maria, Alex, Mick T, Gary and me. We have been blessed with pretty calm weather at this site so far this winter and today was no exception, so we put up another couple of rather exposed nets against a lower hedge to try for a better result with Redwing and it did the trick with 36 caught. The feeding site was pretty quiet again but the overall catching rate was steady throughout the morning. We ended with a catch of 77 including 20 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Blackbird 1/0, Redwing 36/0, Robin 1/1, Dunnock 2/1, Wren 1/0, Blue Tit 2/12, Great Tit 1/6, Bullfinch 1/0, Chaffinch 3/0, Greenfinch 6/0, House Sparrow 3/0. The Bullfinch is only the second we have ringed at the site. The oldest retrap was a Blue Tit from 2016.