Sunday, 8 January 2012

Ringing at the Avenue - 8th January 2012

Hurrah, after nearly 2 months of forced abstinance (too much wind, mainly) I managed to get out ringing this morning with a visit to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Avenue Washlands reserve. Although quiet at the start we ended up with a total of 33 birds, including a ringing tick for me, a male Reed Bunting.
Reed Bunting

Other birds ringed this morning were: Great, Blue and Willow Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Chaffinch, Bullfinch,Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Blackbird.

As well as the ringed birds we also recorded Green Woodpecker, Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Mistle Thrush, Collared Dove and Yellowhammer.

The Year List moves on with these new additions:

53 – Willow Tit
54 – Reed Bunting
55 – Bullfinch
56 – Yellowhammer
57 – Green Woodpecker

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