Monday, 22 October 2012

Thrush Madness

Adult male Ring Ouzel
What a day at Waxham, and by the sounds of it the whole of Norfolk was the same, one of the biggest falls of thrushes seen for many years. We spent the whole day and finished with an impressive total. Early on we were gutted when a Ring Ouzel got out of the net before we got to it, however we finished the day with a total catch of 5 (we saw probably 20-30 during the day).
First-winter Male

Approx (quick skim through data) totals trapped and ringed today 06:00 - 18:00 

Robin 67
Goldcrest 43
Redwing 35
Blackbird 15
First-winter female
Meadow Pipit 12
Song Thrush 9
Chiffchaff 6 (4 Abietinus)
Ring Ouzel 5
Blackcap 3
Reed Bunting 1
Plus a few LT, Blue and Great tits

Total: c.220 birds

1 comment:

  1. Nice work. Thanks for the views of the rouzels in the hand.