dinsdag 22 maart 2011

First ringing @ my garden

Since a few weeks I have got my own ringing license and this means that I am now allowed to trap birds in my garden. It is for a special project, the so-called ring-MUS project (for more information see www.vogeltrekstation.nl). And since our garden is always filled with birds I was excited to do some catching! Last sunday was my first ringing session in the garden. It wasn't bad at all. With a 6 meter net I trapped a total of 16 birds.

House Sparrow 5
Great Tit 3
Blue Tit 2
Blackbird 1
Chaffinch 1
Greenfinch 1
Dunnock 1
Siskin 2

Furthermore I saw a Jay flying into the net but before I could even reach the net it flew out again, that would have been a nice bird!

House Sparrow
Siskin male 2cy
2nd Siskin, also male 2cy
Chaffinch male
the mist-net

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