Sunday, 18 December 2011

Velator reserve

A session ringing this morning delivered 21 birds: all Finches (4 Green, 7 Chaff and 2 Bull) and Thrushes with 7 Blackbirds and a Redwing.
Sadly I didn't catch the Buzzard (sitting atop a tree), or the Kestrel which was mobbing it. Neither did I catch any of the 40/50 Fieldfares that arrived, chacked about a bit, and left. I also failed to snag the Water Rail I saw fly from the pond into an adjacent nettle bed.
I did, however catch SE97815, a Kingfisher that I originally ringed on 4th July this year. I tentatively put it down as a male that day, and was able to confirm this today.