Friday, 31 March 2023

Little Snoring Garden - March 2023

 All captures occurred before 20th March and netting days had been severely limited due to many days when the weather was much too windy to drop the nets or snowing and/or raining.

The house name of 'Finch House' came into its own this month with Greenfinch, Siskin and Goldfinch all showing quite solidly in the figures. There are signs that a pair of Goldfinch are making an attempt at nesting in the large variegated Holly. Blackbirds have also increased their presence after apples were hung on the Beech tree to provide extra food during the cold snap experienced a week or so into the month.

Female Siskin

Most Chaffinch cannot be ringed due to mite infestations on the legs, 
but this male showed no sign of disease.

Totals: 37 (19) Check totals

Robin - 0 (2)
Dunnock - 1 (7)
Blackbird - 5 (1)
Blue Tit - 5 (7)
Great Tit - 0 (1)
Chaffinch - 1
Greenfinch - 14
Goldfinch - 4 (1)
Siskin - 6
House Sparrow - 1