Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Extreme ringing

.... we could have gone bigger but not smaller!
The day started with a 4.6g Goldcrest in warm sun and ended with a 330g Woodcock in a howling cold south easterly wind.
Our coastal dune site continues to add to our Goldcrest totals for the year but was otherwise quiet. A late Small Copper butterfly was a nice sighting there.
A wander round the Frenni fields under a starlit sky with the lamp was also quiet but we caught two juvenile Woodcock. Two Golden Plover, a Fieldfare and a Skylark were the only other birds seen.
Our Rock Pipit numbers are creeping up with another 13 caught on Sunday at Patch. Unlike last Autumn we still haven't caught any with Scandinavian features.

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