Present KH, LH, AM, RG and JS. Eskmeals 28/01/2012
Perfect ringing conditions and, as a fortnight ago, a slow start but a good final total. The Bullfinch obviously roost away from our net sites, as we are there two hours before they honour us with their presence. On our last visit to this site the blog was entitled "Bullfinch Bonanza", today we had twice as many new birds and went well past the 100 colour ringed.
A total of 142 birds was processed of 16 species, re-traps shown in brackets. They were as follows: Wren 1(1), Dunnock (4), Robin 5(6), Blackbird 8(3), Fieldfare 3, Song Thrush 4, Redwing 2, Blackcap 6(2), Goldcrest 2(1), Long-tailed Tit 4(4), Coal Tit 3(7), Blue Tit 5(17), Great Tit 3(5), Treecreeper 1(1), Chaffinch 3(2), Bullfinch 34(5).
Blackcaps always remind me of little boys whose mothers cut their hair with the use of a pudding bowl. The bird below looks like his mum has given him some highlights