Sunday, 2 September 2012

200th post!

Hello and welcome to my 200th post! I was out again yesterday morning with the Sorby Breck Ringing Group at our regular site in Sheffield. The morning started very well with a Swallow the first bird in the nets, followed by 61 other birds of 13 species.

I personally ringed 13 birds today: Goldfinch - 1 juvenile, Chiffchaff - 1 juvenile, Great Tit - 2, House Sparrow 1 juvenile, Blue Tit - 2 and 2 retraps, Swallow - 1 juvenile, Blackbird - 2 juveniles and Dunnock - 1 juvenile.

At this time of year a lot of the birds are moulting  which can make them look quite different, such as this juvenile Blackbird.


Other birds seen but not ringed today were a Sparrowhawk which was hunting around the site and a Kestrel which was spotted hunting nearby.

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