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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 […]

Greenfinch recovery – updated

Had news from the BTO that one of the Greenfinches i ringed in Shropshire back in January 2009 has been found dead in Daventry, Northamptonshire, where it had unfortunately flown into a window. Not the greatest distance covered by a GREFI but always interesting to know what has happened to the birds i’ve ringed. View […]

Autumn ringing begins!

Yes, you did read that correctly. Autumn migration starts early in Manitoba – we’ve already been seeing the odd wader heading south and non or failed passerine breeders passing through. From now until the 30th September our daily routine will be: open the 10 forty foot nets (weather permitting) half an hour before sunrise and […]