Wednesday 20 January 2021

Bird ringing under Covid-19 - November 2020

In a month almost totally affected by covid lockdown 2, we were fortunate to manage a session at Chobham just before it started, and another under lockdown restrictions at the month-end.

48 birds of 5 species were ringed with Lesser Redpoll leading on 37. A colour-ringed male Black-headed Gull turned up on the Thames at Windsor having been ringed in Denmark, 980km away in 2015.

Nocturnal-migration recordings picked up twenty-four species over Ealing including 1,737 Redwing,  81 Song Thrush, 9 Fieldfare, Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Turnstone, Golden Plover, Moorhen, Coot and Skylark. We recommend everyone try this in their own gardens to see what it passing, unseen, overhead!

Black-headed Gull movement KĂžbenhavn, Denmark to Windsor

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