Wednesday 20 January 2021

Bird ringing under Covid-19 - September 2020

A good month produced 1,047 new birds of 26 species from 5 sites, with the intensive work at Wraysbury providing 957 from five sessions. Tythebarn's 192 from 8 sessions; Bedfont 148 from 4 sessions and even 50 from the Heston garden.

As expected, Blackcap was top species at 418 followed by Chiffchaff at 180 but Blue Tit at 115 was just ahead of 96 Meadow Pipit. Against this, Sedge, Reed, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden and Willow Warbler had mostly moved on whilst Goldcrest and a Firecrest (see below) arrived at Bedfont.

Noc-mig recorded Redwing and Song Thrush, Siskin and Redpoll at Ealing.

Firecrest at Bedfont (Eleanor Page)

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