Sunday, October 07, 2012

Saturday 6th October

A visit to the rough to ring on Saturday produced 65 birds. 40 new and 25 retraps. There were 2 notables, a very late Reed Warbler (carrying lots of fat) and a Jay - only the second to be ringed here.

Above: Jay - photograph courtesy of DK.

Jays are to be seen all over the county at the moment (including Priory Country Park), mostly migrating in a westerly direction according to reports. Undoubtedly some of them are arriving from Scandanavia (apparently in their 100's), some may originate more locally.

The totals for the day are as follows:

Blackcap 7 (0)

Blue Tit 6 (6)
Bullfinch 2 (0)
Chiffchaff 7 (0)
Dunnock 2 (1)
Goldcrest 1 (0)
Goldfinch 5 (0)
Great Tit 8 (4)
Jay 1 (0)
Long Tailed Tit 2 (6)
Reed Warbler 1 (0)
Robin 1 (1)
Wren 2 (2)



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