Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Ringing with Kane Brides!

Pair of Bullfinch

Here is just another bit of ringing I did over the Christmas holidays, albeit a bit late.

On December 31st, myself and Kane decided to go ringing for the 2nd day in a row. The day before we were at Lake Windermere in the Lake District catching Geese, Swans, Ducks and Gulls with Ciaran Hatsell and Craig Brookes. However, today we decided to venture out into the cold weather and see if we could reach the target of ringing 2,000 birds in a year - this being Kane.

Having slept at Kane's house the night before and seeing the Fox in his garden that had been eating all his Woodpigeons, we were up at the crack of dawn and all set at one of his feeding stations near to where he lives. Throughout the morning we knew when we only caught a few birds at these sites that we would not reach the 2,000 birds target.. At the end of the day I think we ringed about 30 or so new birds and finished 2009's total on 1,930 + birds ringed by Kane. I have to say that it is an extremely impressive total! We caught some pretty nice birds that morning including several Bullfinch and a Yellowhammer which was a ringing tick for me.

Adult female Yellowhammer

Kane Brides managed to ring just over 1,930 birds on his own in one year, now I think he deserves a huge pat on the back for that, don't you?

Thanks once again Kane! Cheers.


  1. I will pat him on the back for you mate, Cracking afternoon with him yesterday... See his Blog!


  2. Hi Craig,

    Thanks alot for that pal. Kane is an amazing guy and deserves a round of a plause.