Sunday, 1 December 2013

Home Cottage Farm - 1 December 2013

Well, December has arrived and temperatures are still consistently a few degrees above freezing. Thrushes are in evidence around the orchard but there are still plenty of feeding opportunities away from the windfalls where the nets are sited.

RMA and ESA had joined us for the session so a smattering of larger species, not captured so often at the group's other sites, were most welcome.

We started off with the first Fieldfare of the winter.

3M Fieldfare
There were also two Green Woodpecker, a new 3M bird and an adult female DE05144 that was first ringed on  15/10/2011 and had been caught on six ocassions since.

DE05144, one of the regulars

Along with two Song Thrushes and a Jay we also caught a female Blackcap and a good range of other smaller species.

3F Blackcap F0M2

3M Great Tit with deformed lower mandible

Totals: 21 (6)

Green Woodpecker - 1 (1)
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 2
Fieldfare - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Blackcap - 1
Blue Tit - 6 (5)
Great Tit - 2
Long-tailed Tit - 2
Jay - 1
Goldfinch - 1
Chaffinch - 1