Monday, 3 June 2013

Good catch and first pulli

A good catch this morning of 37 birds, including the Group's first nestlings of the year. The nest in a box attached to the side of the classroom was being watched via a video link to the Field Studies Base. Despite concerns in the early days that the pair kept disappearing for several hours are now raising six healthy Blue Tit nestlings.

The tally for today's catch was:

Great Tit 6; Robin 2; Greenfinch 3; Long-tailed Tit 9; Dunnock 2; Wren 2; Blue Tit 7; Blackbird 4; Song Thrush 1; and Chaffinch 1.