Monday, 26 July 2010

Friday Night Saturday Morning

Date 23/24/07/2010.  Present:  RG; CG; AM; JS and KH.
There were twenty species ringed and one-hundred and fifteen birds processed. They were as follows,( re-traps).   Wren 3(1),  Swallow 2, Dunnock 8, Robin 14(1), Blackbird 6, Song Thrush 1, Lesser Whitethroat 4, Whitethroat 4, Blackcap 7(1), Chiffchaff 10(1), Willow Warbler 9(1), Goldcrest 7, Long-tailed Tit 1, Coal Tit 5, Blue Tit 5(1), Great Tit 11(1), Jay 1, Chaffinch 2, Redpoll 4, Bullfinch 3.
As would be expected over 100 of the birds were aged "3" or "3J"
Below is a photo. of something that caused a minor diversion from ringing.  As ringers, some of the party, regard these as simply exotic bird food.

Brown-tailed Moth
Photograph A.M.

Dunnock admiring Colin.  Sorry Colin no room for photo. of you admiring the Dunnock

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Final Foulney Figures

Present JS and KH.
The Foulney pullus ringing season lasts only 4 weeks and here are the final figures.
Little Tern 4, Ringed Plover 16, Attic Tern 20 and Oystercatcher 10. The number of birds fledged was considerably higher for all species than those ringed with Ringed Plover and Little Tern doing particularly well.  David this years warden was very dedicated and well done the rest of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust team.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Seaside Visit 30/06/2010

Present KH, JS and MW.
The following pullus were ringed. Oystercatcher 1, Artic Tern 10, Ringed Plover 8, Little Tern 2.
The Ringed Plover and Oystercatchers over the years have evolved faster sprinting speeds.  To counter this the net below has been developed and patented.

Maynall's back-hand cross beach stroke was that fast we were unable to take photographs so these stills will have to suffice