Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Last Waxham trip and Campus feeder ringing

As the autumn comes to a close and the leaves leave the sallows on the coast we squeezed in one last trip to the east coast for the year. The winds never swung round to full east as promised but we still managed a reasonable catch for the day; new (retrap)

Wren 2(1)
Blackbird 6
Song thrush 3
Robin 12(3)
Dunnock 1(1)
Goldcrest 5
Redwing 2
Chiffchaff (1)
Long tailed tit 4(1)
Blackcap 1

43 birds processed. We did see 2 firecrest in the woods - but failed to catch either.

We also managed a couple of sessions at UEA at our feeder site with a good haul, however the numbers of retrap tits mean that we are close to having seen them all once or more before....time to move sites in a while.

Details of visits 4/5-11-11 and 9-11-11.

Blue tit 6(26)
Great tit 6(23) - one local control (<5km but not our bird)
Chaffinch 6- including some large winged males carrying a lot of fat
Goldfinch 25(2)
Greenfinch 13- bring our total this year up to pre 2008 levels- a good sign surely
Dunnock  5(1)
Treecreeper (1)
Coal tit 1
Blackbird 1
Robin (3)
Nuthatch (1)
Long tailed tit 2(3)- all three wearing rings from another ringer.
Wren 1
Blackcap 1

Total= 127 birds processed.

one of the large male chaffinch- migrants just arrived?

1 comment:

  1. That little birdie is so cute. It shows nothing more than tenderness. Interestingly enough, I saw the same species in Argentina. I travelled there 2 years ago and paid spcial attention to this. In all apartments in Buenos Aires I stayed in, there were balconies so I would sit in the sunset to watch these guys fly.