Caister beach
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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Linnets at Caister

Two recent sessions at Caister, on 24th and 31st of March have produced the goods.
At least 40 Linnets are present in the area at any one time and  find the feeding area to their liking, but most of the time only come down in 2's or 3's. However on both dates a flock of 15 were caught at once, all being new birds.

Male Linnet

Over the 2 sessions we have ringed 50 new linnets and had 1 control, Y081931, any takers? 
There still appears to be plenty of unringed birds in the area so another visit is planned soon.

Male Linnet (same as above)

The only other birds of note were a fly over Grey Wagtail and a Grey Plover flying north offshore. 2 Ringed Plover are now resident on the beach and displaying well.

Saturday 24th also saw the last Ludham visit, with another afternoon visit. It was very quiet with only 2 birds seen and caught, a new male Yellowhammer and a recent retrap Reed Bunting.
Its been a fantastic site for us this winter with 50 new Yellowhammer and 73 new Reed Bunting being ringed.
The Yellowhammer total far exceeding what we have ringed before.
Thanks again to James for letting us ring there and for his enthusiasm for the project.
Also a Crane flew east while we were there.

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