Saturday 18 December 2010

Garden - 18 Dec 2010

A few brief catches in the garden in between snow flurries mainly using a potter trap, feeding trap and a very short period using a mist net produced:

Blackbird x 2
Starling x 4
Pied Wagtail x 1
Blue Tit x 3
Great Tit x 1

Pied Wagtail - 3

There is a second, male Pied Wagtail coming into the garden which is ringed. We have only ever done two others, 1 and 2 years ago. Is it one of these? Which brings home the really value of re-traps or controls, and whilst it was good that we caught our second in the feeder trap, the rung bird would have been the real catch.

Having the flu, I have got out of keeping the feeders full and the ground well supplied of food.