Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bird of the day

Star bird for the day: Lesser Redpoll. This bird was originally ringed at an, as yet, unknown location:
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Ringing totals for today consisted of 52 new birds, 10 retraps and 1 control (i.e. originally ringed elsewhere) of 14 speceies. The species totals are as follows (retraps in brackets):

Blackbird 3 (0)
Blue Tit 3 (0)
Bullfinch 5 (0)
Chaffinch 1 (0)
Dunnock 2 (3)
Goldcrest 3 (2)
Goldfinch 9 (0)
Great Tit 2 (1)
Greenfinch 1 (0)
Lesser Redpoll 12 (+ 1 control)
Long Tailed Tit 7 (3)
Reed Bunting 1 (0)
Robin 1 (0)
Wren 2 (1)

The only other ringing records for Lesser Redpoll are nine in 2005 and one in 2007 (all new), hence the star status of the bird pictured above!

Also, at dusk 3 swallows were seen by myself and DK.
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