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Canna, Highland, United Kingdom
This blog has been set up to keep people who are interested in wild bird ringing informed about my ringing activities both locally and further afield.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

To J or not to J?

Sorry, that should read 'Two Jays, or not two Jays?'

Quite breezy here at Wyken today, but managed to find a sheltered spot in Dovehouse Wood to put up a couple of nets.

Nothing outlandish, but 38 birds wasn't bad for the morning's effort.

Birds caught as follows:

Wren 1
Dunnock (2)
Robin 2
Blackbird 2
Goldcrest 1
Marsh Tit (2)
Coal Tit (2)
Blue Tit 1 (15)
Great Tit 2 (8)
Jay 1

Had another Jay in the net, but that one got out before I could get to the net!

All the best to everyone for the New Year!


Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Usual Suspects

The wind abated today to the extent that it made it worth opening the nets in the garden here at Wyken.

All birds caught were retraps, with the exception of a single 1st year Robin.

Retraps were 6 BLUTIs, 4 GRETIs, and a DUNNO, so nothing to get excited about, but it's been a while since I put up a new post, so thought it worth placing this one out there!