Monday, 15 November 2010

Chaffinch Challenge!

Managed to get out with Steve on Sunday morning to our new ringing site near Caernarfon. A mixed farm with a variety of habitats and species, with a hell of a lot potential!

Species caught included:-
2 Redwing
1 Sparrowhawk
10 Chaffinch
6 Blue Tit
5 Great Tit
1 Blackcap
1 Goldcrest
2 Blackbird
1 Song thrush
1 Dunnock
{Euring Age code 6}
Redwing, a new species to be ringed whilst training under Steve, we managed to catch 2 birds. A Juvenile and an Adult bird.

A line of 5 60ft nets was sufficient enough for the catch of about 40 birds during the morning. The original plan was to try and catch a feeding flock of around 150 Chaffinch, but we only managed to catch 10 birds which was pretty good, considering the flock wasn't playing ball.. Trying to twinkle a Chaffinch flock is bluddy hard work!

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