Saturday, 13 February 2010

Century Before Lunch (Eskmeals 13 /02/ 2010)

Present: KH, JS, A. MacK, MW, JAF
Our Director of Studies gave a demonstration of how not to handle birds of prey. Photographs of the bloody outcome are available for those who have a strong stomach.

129 birds were processed of which 98 were new, re-traps shown in brackets.
Sparrowhawk 1(0); Woodcock 1(0); Wren 2(0); Dunnock 3(0); Robin 5(2); Blackbird11(6); Fieldfare 28(0); Song Thrush 6(0); Redwing 11(0); Blackcap 7(0);Goldcrest 1(5); Long-tailed Tit
0(3); Coal Tit 1(3); Blue Tit 2(3); Great Tit 1(1); Chaffinch 8(2); Bullfinch 10(6).

Ken and Jack process a Woodcock

One of the 28 FieldfaresRinged

One of the Seven Wintering Blackcaps Caught

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