Sunday, 15 December 2013

Natural Surroundings Nature Reserve - 14 December 2013

We were very lucky to have been invited to join the owner of the reserve for a morning of mist netting. We had never ringed at the site before and really appreciated the on site cafe with fresh teas and coffees close at hand and a range of delicious goodies to eat. Of course, toilets are always a bonus when winter ringing.

 View down to the river at Natural Surroundings reserve

We were very pleased to get a Common Redpoll. It was the only Redpoll caught on the day.

 Common Redpoll - 3 male (wing 77mm, weight 14.1g)

Totals: 22 (5)

Wood Pigeon - 1
Wren - 2(1)
Dunnock - 1
Blackbird - 5(1)
SongThrush - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 2 (1)
Blue Tit - 6(2)
Great Tit - 1
Common Redpoll - 1 

Natural Surroundings website can be found at -  worth a visit for the cafe, plants and, the especially reasonably priced bird food!