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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.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Ringing - 18th March in Suffolk

Started the day with a bash at the 'Foraging Farmland Bird Project in Suffolk' March ringing session at Wyken Hall. Very disappointing, with just 4 birds caught for 4 hours of effort:

New (retrap)

Dunnock 2 (1)
Reed Bunting 0 (1)

There were two Long-eared Owls flying around the field margins though, which was a site first for me. At one point, one landed in the middle of a field of winter stubbles, and was soon being mobbed by 27 Skylarks!

Went home to put a couple of nets up in the garden. As usual, tits were present in good numbers:

New (retrap)

Robin 1 (0)
Marsh Tit 1 (1) - the new bird was colour-ringed for my RAS project
Coal Tit 1 (1)
Blue Tit 0 (18) - including one ringed 14/5/2011 as a nest-box pullus
Great Tit 1 (2)
Starling 1 (0) - never even seen a starling in the garden before!
Greenfinch 1 (0)

So, the Starling was the star bird of the day!

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