Saturday, 5 October 2013

4th October

I arrived on site to find thick fog which wasnt forecast but I was not complaining.  Nets were erected by Graham, Andy and myself and we soon were catching some song thrushes.  I could hear a yellow-browed warbler calling across the road and it soon ended up in a net.  Amazing this was the 8th yellow-browed to be ringed at the obs this year.  It was aged as an adult and the first to be ringed at the obs as all the other 13 have been juveniles. At least 5 yellow-browed warblers were in the vacinity of the Coastal Park. The male firecrest was retrapped in the morning and a good variety of other species were trapped througout the day. A red-breasted flycatcher was still in the Lodge garden. A total of 32 birds of 11 species were ringed.

Ringing: blackcap (7), song thrush (7), robin (4), greenfinch (4), goldfinch (3) and singles of redstart, linnet, whitethroat, goldcrest, chiffchaff and yellow-browed warbler.

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