Sunday, 17 January 2010

Long Tom at Roudsea 17/01/2010

Present: JAF

The weather suddenly spring-like, with Marsh, Coal and Great Tits in song, I put up a net at a feeding station in the ride we call "Long Tom" (named after the very tall feeder installed there).

A good catch of 44 birds, of which 32 were new.
New birds: Wren 1; Marsh Tit 6; Coal Tit 5; Blue Tit 10; Great Tit 8; Nuthatch 1; Redpoll 1.

The six new Marsh Tits and 8 Great Tits colour-ringed were a useful addition to these two RAS projects.

Roudsea Woods and Mosses National Nature Reserve. The long scar going diagonally down to the right is a clearing for overhead grid power cables, and is an excellent habitat for butterflies in the summer

The "Long Tom" ride

First Nuthatch of the year

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