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Monday, 21 November 2011

Yellow delight.

In balmy conditions we erected some nets in the cover crop at Ludham on Saturday morning. A mixture of single and four shelf nets were put out in anticipation.
Good numbers of finches have been using the mixture of Kale/Quinoa and millet, with up to 100 Chaffinch and good numbers of Linnet/Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. A few  Song Thrush are also present, we seem to think they are getting Slugs from under the Kale.
27 new birds were ringed, with a retrap Wren and a control Greenfinch making the total up.
Best bird being a Yellowhammer which gave Sharon the opportunity to extend her knowledge to another species.

Sharon and her Yellow delight.

Wren;  2 (1) originally ringed 19/12/2009
Dunnock; 2
Robin; 2
Blackbird; 3
Song Thrush; 3
Blue Tit; 3
Great Tit; 1
Chaffinch; 6
Greenfinch; (1) Control, possibly a bird from the Eccles ringing course.
Yellowhammer; 1
Reed Bunting; 4

Adult female Yellowhammer.

Birds in the area also included a fly over Buzzard being mobbed by a couple of Jackdaws, a flock of 22 Skylark in the neighbouring field and some noisy Pinkfeet across the road.
Sharon also expertly extracted a Migrant Hawker from one of the nets, seems a little late to still be on the wing.    

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