Monday, 18 June 2012

Colyford Common and Stafford Marsh - 12/6/12

Another ringing session based at the Fields Study Centre on Stafford Marsh. This location is ideal for interacting with the public.

The session leader showing how it's done - Stafford Marsh June '12 (c) Adrian Bayley

32 birds of 10 birds were caught and processed;

2 Blue Tit
10 Great Tit (3 retraps)
2 Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
1 Sedge Warbler
6 Wren (1 retrap)
2 Blackbird (retraps)
4 Robin
1 Dunnock (retrap)
1 Goldfinch

As expected for a ringing session at this time of year, several of the bird caught were aged 3J (recently fledged young). To be precise, 67% of the bird caught in this session were 3J's.

Wren, Blue Tit and Great Tit (all aged 3J) - Stafford Marsh June '12 (c) Adrian Bayley

There were plenty of other young birds visible in the vicinity too...

Mallard and Shelduck families - Black Hole Marsh June '12 (c) Adrian Bayley