Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ringing 19/04

Awaiting the start of the CES season, so adjourned to the "sheep-pen". A reasonable day with only 4 nets set.
Wren 1, Dunnock 4, (Robin feeding young), Blackbird 1, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 3, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 2, Chaffinch 2, Bullfinch 1. Siskin over N, calling, early on.
Best bird was a female Chaffinch that had not been 'seen' since it was in its 2CY in April 2004 (1819 days). Second prize goes to a male Blackcap that was also caught in April 2004 as a 2CY but has been handled several times since (1840 days). The other two Blackcaps were hatched in 2006.
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