Tuesday 28 November 2023

A farm in North-west Norfolk - 28th November 2023

 The first ringing session of the winter provided data on 47 birds. We were unable to place nets in the same places as last year as the vegetation has not died back as much as it did last year, also the winter bird crop has done much better and whereas we could put nets up on the very short plants, this year the vegetation is almost a metre high. Thankfully we were not constrained by winter CES and could site nets in alternative positions.

A double placed in the orchard by the farmhouse did not provide the expected Blackbirds, instead trapping rather too many tits for our liking. There were 10 Blackbirds from field side nets but only 4 Chaffinch. 

Male Chaffinch, 4 ringed and one released unringed due to foot infection.

Juvenile Redwing

Juvenile Marsh Tit - we should soon receive the coded 
darvics and start the new Marsh tit project.

Total: 46 (1)

Wren - 1
Robin - 2
Dunnock - 8 (1)
Blackbird - 10
Redwing - 1
Blue Tit - 15
Great Tit - 4
Marsh Tit - 1
Chaffinch - 4