Saturday, 7 March 2020

Brackenhurst Ringing Demo, Wednesday 4 March

It was third time lucky. We finally managed to deliver a ringing demonstration with the students at Brackenhurst on Wednesday, in what seemed to be the first calm day in like forever! Our team was Cliff, Gary, Kevin, Louise and myself. Weather was bright, cold and calm; almost disconcerting...

We managed 63 birds; just over half were Yellowhammers. Oldest retraps were a Blue Tit (2017), Reed Bunting (2018) and two Yellowhammers (both 2018).

We handled 67 birds (48 new/19 retrap) which comprised: Blue Tit 7/6, Coal Tit -/1, Goldcrest 2/1, Great Tit 3/2, Reed Bunting 1/3, Robin 2/1, Yellowhammer 32/5, Wren 1/-.