Monday, 12 July 2010

Back to work today but didn't manage to catch up with the pec sand. Was going to look this evening but the welcome rain put pay to that. A crossbill (174) calling was a welcome addition.

We moved our weekly ringing session to Sunday and it was an inspired choice as it produced the highest total of birds handled for the site. By the end of the morning we had processed 134 birds of which 87 were new. The species of note were 20 blue tit (seem to have had a good year), 10 blackcap, 4 chiffchaff, 2 treecreeper and single whitethroat and nuthatch. A long-lived woodpigeon was re-trapped that was originally ringed in April 2005. A crossbill was also around the site again but didn't come down from the treetops.

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