Caister beach
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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Quick visit

With Dave celebrating a certain birthday, Gary on holiday and Arthur going to watch the Canaries it was left to Tony and I to have the last visit to Caister for the Linnets.
We met at 6.45am on Saturday 14th  to find a sharp frost and bright blue skies, the net was set then we waited and waited and waited.........
During the week there had been at least 50/60 in the area with up to 50 coming off the food on Wednesday night in one flock !
Eventually some went down and we managed to catch 10 new and another control, Y081630. The males are now looking pretty dandy in there finery.

Mr Dandy.

The only other sightings during the morning were of a Red Throated Diver flying north and 2 Sanderling on the beach, amazingly these were the first we have seen here this Winter. They normally occur all Winter and are usually quite common here.
2 Grey Seals were offshore, these seemed to give much excitement to a couple of holiday makers who were intent on getting a photograph.
With the sun up, the birds having other things on their mind and people everywhere we packed up early and headed for home.

5M Linnet (As above)


  1. Now if I happened to be back working part-time at BTO and had access to the database I might tell you that this Linnet was ringed at Gib Point Bird Obs in July 2011.

  2. Fantastic ! thanks for that, will keep it amongst ourselves. Back where you belong then ?