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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Not 5 but 6 !

Ormesby Kestrel site, very apt !

Last night (Monday) the Kestrels were visited again to ring the chicks (see last post ).
As the chicks were extracted  for ringing to our surprise the box contained not 5 but 6 chicks ! The adults have been seen regularly sitting on the nearby  bales and seem to be finding plenty of prey.

Still can't get them all to look !

Out of the 6, three were males, two females and one to small to determine. 

Male with grey upper tail coverts.

 Female with brown upper tail coverts.

Some more Swallow pulli and another Stock Dove pulli were also ringed. At another Barn Owl site 3 adult Stock Doves came out of the box and on inspection contained 3 nests, 2 with one egg the other 2 eggs !
We also had a Hobby hurtling past as we left the site.

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