Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sunday 18th April

After the success of last week at Whitburn Point Nature Reserve; John, Walter and I set nets and hoped that the wind was not going to pick up. Thankfully it stayed overcast for most of the morning and the nets were not too visible. Four new willow warblers were ringed and were possibly new in this morning given the cloud cover that rolled in at dawn. A total of 25 birds were trapped and ringed.

Species and numbers ringed - linnet 5, willow warbler 4, goldfinch 3, dunnock 3, house sparrow 2, blackbird 2 and singles of meadow pipit, blue tit, wren, greenfinch, reed bunting and woodpigeon

Linnets - male (left) and female (right) (c) John Brown

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