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Autumn ringing, week 6

Rather worrying start to the week when i found out that my daughter, Kat, back in the UK, had contracted swine ‘flu. She works on the “front line” in a hospital so it’s hardly surprising and of course the good old NHS hadn’t yet got round to giving any staff their vaccinations. 14th August 2009 […]

Autumn ringing, week 5

Yet another week plagued by bad weather, so much different from the last time i was here at this time of year (2006). 7th August 2009 Rain on and off all morning and the wind gradually increasing so observations only today. Lots of swallows around as there usually is when the weather is like this […]

Autumn ringing, week 4

31st July 2009 Our first non-ringing day – steady rain when we woke up and that continued all day. No ringing, no  census. So, a day to catch up with data entry. I had hoped we’d have made it to 1,000 birds today – the end of July, but it wasn’t to be. No. ringed […]

Autumn ringing, week 3

Well, not too much to report this week, things pretty slow again. But, we love what we do and can’t complain 24th July 2009 Woke up to high winds so had to postpone opening the nets until 8.45am and ended up with 26 new birds, 14 of which were Yellow Warblers.  The first hatch year […]

Autumn ringing, week 2

Another slow week. The field station photographic competition is coming up in a months time so we always have half an eye out for a competition winning shot.  There are six categories – Flora, Fauna, Nature Close-up, Landscape, Artistic and Viewer’s Choice. The photos have to have been taken this year, in and around the […]