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Uist ringing summary – September 2010

Also the answer to the question what do House Sparrows have in common with The Borg? (You know The Borg – Star Trek, 7 of 9, “we will assimilate you” etc.). Plus moths and birding… Sadly we could’nt quite make it to a round 300 birds ringed for the month – when we think about […]

Uist ringing summary – August 2010

Not a bad start to our ringing here in Uist, we did our first ringing on the 16th August and have been catching at two sites – our garden and the garden next door. The two gardens couldn’t be more different – Bill has been in his house 30 years and the vegetation is, for […]

Miss Whiplash :-o

I’ve changed my name to Miss Whiplash this week and with very good reason. Are you thinking figure-hugging black leather trousers and top , thigh high stiletto boots, whip in hand at the ready? No, the reason for the name change is more due to the injuries i think i must have sustained due to […]

Greenfinch controls

As a ringer i always get a small thrill of excitement to find an envelope from the BTO in the post – you can recognise it immediately as “news about a ringed bird”. The one today was to tell me that one of the Greenfinches i had ringed in Shropshire in January had been re-captured […]

Lincs coast ringing

Packed our ringing gear and headed up to Lincolnshire on Friday evening, arriving around 9pm. A couple of beers and a catch up with James then an early night in readiness for getting up before the crack of dawn. 17th April 2010 James has recently been developing another part of the site we had been […]