Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Work Sunday Bonus

Friends attending the work party on the 2nd September were treated to the bonus of a close encounter of the feathery kind, as Kenny Cramer was conducting one of his regular ringing sessions.

Kenny had predicted a busy session and this proved accurate with a whopping 132 birds caught of which 126 were new.

Out of the 16 species represented, blackcap accounted for exactly half of the new birds with 63 ringed. Other migrants included 10 reed warblers, 5 sedge warblers, 11 chiffchaffs, 6 willow warblers, a garden warbler and a whitethroat.

2 new kingfishers were a privilege to handle and gave the spectators an unforgettable experience.

Total species were as follow:

Blackcap 63
Reed warbler 10
Dunnock 2 (2)
Sedge warbler 5
Robin 2 (3)
Chiffchaff 11
Willow warbler 6
Wren 2
Reed bunting 1 (1)
Great tit 8
Blue tit 10
Kingfisher 2
Garden warbler 1
Whitethroat 1
Treecreeper 1
Long tailed tit 1
( ) indicates recapture.

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