A round up of our bird ringing activities, birding trips and other wildlife sorties within the UK and whenever we get chance, elsewhere.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Home Cottage Farm, Iver Heath - 18 December 2011
As it was below freezing Friday/Saturday night and in the hope of a heavy frost again today we headed off to the orchard. This time we set more nets in the top orchard containing all the fallen apples. As we set up odd Redwings were flying over and about 20 odd Fieldfare we in the nearby hedgerow and a number dropped into the orchard. We had a steady, but quietish morning, but we did succeed in catching one target bird, with a 3F Fieldfare being caught. The last bird of the day turned out to be a 3M Pied Wagtail caught in a 40 foot net in a small copse. The day finished with 18 birds being processed.