Sunday 24 April 2016

The work in between sessions…

Sometimes the forecasters get it wrong and we arrive on site to gusts and showers. This morning was one of those times - as the rain fell we cancelled our plans for a bird ringing session and set to maintaining our rides ready for the start of the CES programme.

Trimming rides (Karl Tarratt, 2016)

Monday 18 April 2016

March 2016 - Continental Coal Tit visits Buckinghamshire

A total of 276 new birds in March, 120 of which were Siskin from the Iver Heath garden. With no warblers appearing by the month end, species range was limited but Meadow Pipit and 3 Yellowhammer were ringed at Woolley Firs and a single Dartford Warbler at Chobham.

Continental Coal Tit (C&D Lamsdell)
The plumage of a Coal Tit at Iver Heath on 7th was that of the continental race; conveniently it was also wearing a Belgian ring!