Monday, 22 February 2016

Linacre Ringing and February WeBS

I wasn't around on Saturday, but 4 other members of the Sorby Breck Ringing Group spent  just over 2 hours on site, ringing around the feeding station. The session turned out to be very quiet with just 17 birds of 6 species caught, and , as you can see, the vast majority were retraps. Counts were as follows (new/retrap): Blue Tit 1/4, Great Tit 0/1, Long-tailed Tit 1/7, Goldcrest 0/1, Robin 0/1 and Nuthatch 0/1.

February's WeBS count took place on the 17th this month. Unfortunately, it was grey, overcast and drizzling, so it was generally quite quiet with the following birds reported: Mallard (56), Tufted Duck (23), Coot (7), Moorhen (10), Grey Wagtail (1), Black-headed Gull (24), Little Grebe (1), Great-crested Grebe (2), Cormorant (3) and Shag (1 juvenile).

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