Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Black Highlight and Colour Ringed Twite

This November there has been three ringing sessions at Eskmeals one at Askam and one in Roudsea Wood.  Active KH, AM, RG. JS and CG.
A total of 355 birds processed of 23 species. 
They were as follows,(re-traps).  Sparrowhawk (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker 1(1), Wren 9(2), Dunnock 11(2), Robin 16(10), Blackbird 24(4), Fieldfare 6, Song Thrush 16(1), Redwing 2, Blackcap 14, Goldcrest 10(1), Long-tailed Tit 3(4), Marsh Tit 3(2), Coal Tit 19(11), Blue Tit 38(11), Gret Tit 11(7), Nuthatch 2, Treecreeper 1(2), Carrion Crow 1, Chaffinch 5(1), Greenfinch 3, Bullfinch 58(16), Twite 19(7).

The Twite catching season kicked off with a catch of 26 birds and some interesting colour ring re-sightings.  Three Heysham (Morecambe) ringed birds.  Two Mull of Kintire and one Isle of Man ringed bird.

The  details of a controlled Ring Plover with a Belgian ring were received this month.
Ringed as a 5 in January 2002 in Senegal (for those with poor geography skills see location indicator at the bottom of the page). It was controlled at Priory Point (Morecambe Bay) May 2010.  4650 kilometres and 15 degrees NNE. 

The team could not  remember when if at all we had caught a Carrion Crow in a mist net.  All were presently surprised at how easily the bird was to handle.