woensdag 24 augustus 2011

A dull morning

Went ringing this morning again. We had 81m of net open. The only birds well represented were blackcaps, with 32 trapped and ringed. Other birds included 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Robins, 2 Blue Tits, 1 retrap Great Tit and  3 Chiffchaffs. So 42 in total. A total of 7 Tree Pipits landed in a tree next to the clapnet but didn't want to go on it. Further sightings included 3 Sparrowhawks, 1 male Goshawk, 3 Hobby's and a total of 20 Buzzards flying around.

Oh btw, one blackcap wasn't dull! It was a very extravagant individual with a bump on its chest (sticking out!!). The bump felt just like bone. It doesn't look as nasty as it sounds, the photo below will illustrate this;)

The famous 'handy' Blackcap

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