Tuesday, 4 November 2014

November Chiffchaff and Lesser Redpoll

Saturday's ringing session took place at Linacre, and, in the space of 4 hours, we caught and ringed a very impressive 94 birds; 75 new birds and 19 retraps. As the title suggests, amongst the 94 birds we had our first ever November Chiffchaff record, and the first Lesser Redpoll of the winter. The Chiffchaff was full of fat, so was probably migrating through the site.

As well as these two birds, we also recorded the following (new/retrap); Long-tailed Tit 22/0, Blue Tit 10/10, Great Tit 13/1, Coal Tit 1/3, Dunnock 0/3, Bullfinch 1/0, Chaffinch 5/0, Goldcrest 10/0, Wren 2/0, Lesser Redpoll 1/0, Robin 4/1, Goldfinch 3/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Blackbird 1/0 and Nuthatch 0/1.

As you can see from the totals, we were very busy, especially with the Long-tailed Tits, quite possibly my most favourite bird in the hand.

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