Thursday, 1 September 2011

Nest Recording at Pickmere - Cheshire!

Becoming a ringer, you just never know what to expect and what your going to catch, but Friday 10th June was just one of those superb days where everything fell into place!

The start of the day began with myself, Kane and Zac carrying out a thorough nest record check of all the Reed Warbler nests we have at the moment. A total of 43 Reed Warbler nests were checked and 30 pulli ringed.

Mid - afternoon and a short stroll and we had caught a Carrion Crow just out of the nest. This was a species I had wanted to handle for a while and it was great to appreciate such a common countryside crow.

Early evening ringing consisted of a sprint for a Lapwing Chick and a brood of Kestrel at a nearby Coal Mine Site.

Photographed by Zac Hinchcliffe

Late evening and a short session for some general mist-netting resulted in 2 Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Common Whitethroat being caught. The Juvenile Grasshopper warbler was a bird Kane ringed in the nest he found a week earlier..

Photographed by Zac Hinchcliffe

Photographed by Zac Hinchcliffe

1 comment:

  1. I picked up a 3JJ Crow in Licolnshire. It was a jump out of a moving car and dive into a ditch. Worth it though.