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Autumn ringing, week 11

18th September 2009 A slowish day with a brisk southerly wind. Plenty of Orange-crowned Warblers (11) and a few Nashville and Myrtle Warblers. We caught and ringed a Yellow-shafted Flicker – always a fun (and VERY noisy) bird to handle. No. ringed today: 38 No. of species today: 12 Ringed so far this season: 4428 […]

Autumn ringing, week 10

A pretty slow week ringing-wise with only 357 birds captured. Great week for visible migration though with plenty of Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, duck (mainly Mallard but some Pintail, Gadwall and American Wigeon) and gulls (Ring-billed and Franklins). 11th September 2009 A slow and drizzly day cut short when the rain came down heavier at […]

Autumn ringing, week 9

A SLOW week! The weather was settled all week, the southerly winds meaning birds were only trickling through so not much to tell this week. Things are slowly changing and we’ve woken up to the sound of Canada Geese passing overhead a few mornings this week. No Snow Geese through yet, but soon… 4th September […]

Autumn ringing, week 8 – Golden-winged Warbler!

Definitely a week of extremes – from a 295 bird day to¬† a day with only 22 birds. Ringing tick for Ian of Conneticut Warbler and “bird of the week” has to be the Golden-winged Warbler that turned up in the net on the 2nd September – the first time since 1996 one has been […]

Autumn ringing, week 7

21st August 2009 A steady day with 121 birds ringed. Belen was resting up after her fall from the ringing room steps yesterday so Ian and i did all the net checks. Only 5 nets open as it was a fairly strong northerly wind. No. ringed today: 121 No. of species today: 19 Ringed so […]