Sunday, 13 October 2013

12th October

The wind was still blowing from the NE but it was soon clear that there were redwings passing overhead.  Ringing was slow with a handful of redwings and the odd robin trapped.  News of a bluethroat came through that was found by Dave Foster in one off the mounds.  A net was set in the mound and it was soon trapped.  It was aged and sexed as a juvenile female.  A cracking addition to the  Whitburn ringing list. It was released where it was caught and continued to feed in the same area. On the next net round a siberian chiffchaff was trapped and ringed.

 bluethroat © Andrew Kinghorn

 siberian chiffchaff © Kieran Lawrence

siberian chiffchaff © Kieran Lawrence

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