Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sub-zero ringing - 14th January 2012

The second ringing trip of the was a return visit to the private site in Sheffield in what turned out to be the coldest conditions of the year so far - minus 2! A total of 3 nets were set up at 7.45am and, by the end of the morning at 11.45am we'd ringed a total of 59 birds of 9 species (Blue and Great Tit, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Robin, Tree and House Sparrow)

Birds ringed by me this morning were Blackbird 4(1), Blue Tit 4(1), Greenfinch 1 and Great Tit (3).

Other birds seen or heard in the area were Redwing, Fieldfare, Pink-footed Goose (approximately 60 flew over), Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Dunnock (my first singing birds of the year) and Kestrel (1 seen on the way home).

Year list has increased by 2 today:
58 – Kestrel
59 – Pink-footed Goose

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