It seemed rather quiet apart from several Blackbird and Redwing flying over. It was raining when we arrived but soon cleared to leave a nice warm morning with a light NE wind, temperature eventually getting up to a balmy 12 degrees C!
1st W Male and Adult Female Blackbird
Goldcrest and Robins were the predominate birds ringed again, only one warbler was caught.
It was good to get another Marsh Tit and 3 Treecreeper were a nice suprise. I think the Tits have now found the feeders to their liking !!!
Ringing totals as follows, retraps in brackets. 107 were ringed and another 13 retraps processed.
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER; 1
DUNNOCK; 3 (1)
ROBIN; 16 (3)
SONG THRUSH; 2
LONG-TAILED TIT; (1) Ringed 21/09/2008
MARSH TIT; 1
COAL TIT; 1
BLUE TIT; 15
GREAT TIT; 6 (7) One from 08/10/2007 another 11/10/2008
1ST W Male Siskin
Adult Marsh Tit
At least 400 Pinkfeet were in the area and 2 Woodcock were flushed early morning. A Comma butterfly was seen sun bathing later on.
Another Brambling was caught in the garden later in the afternoon.
1st W Male Brambling