Tuesday 19 May 2015

A busy weekend

Last Saturday and Sunday mornings the Group carried out ringing in the area of Colyford Common and caught 52 birds of various species. On the Saturday a faithful Reed Warbler returned to its breeding area, not an uncommon event for migrants ringed on the site.

The catch included: Robin 8; Long-tailed Tit 4; Song Thrush 1; Blue Tit 6; Reed Warbler 9; Wren 2; Chiffchaff 1; Greenfinch 7; Bullfinch 1; Blackcap 1; Dunnock 1; Great Tit 2; Goldfinch 4; Chaffinch 1; and Blackbird 4.

A few juveniles were caught, including Greenfinches and Robins.