Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Priory - 14th Jan

A young Long-tailed Tit
... but not today's main story!

Today, after half an hour setting up in the cold and frost, we had two and a half hours of netting at the feeding station in 'the rough'. All told, we caught 21 new birds and 22 re-traps of 8 spp. The highlight of the morning was a scattered group of Long-tailed Tits, 4 'old' and 3 'new'.

The "grandaddy" of the party was 4G9203, which was first ringed on 15th October 2000. This means it is 8 years and 3 months since it was ringed; the national longevity record is just over 8 years and 8 months.

The list for the day is as follows (new, retraps):
Gresp 0/1 (a 5F), Dunno 1/1 (r/t from Nov '05), Robin 0/1 (r/t from Jan '06, a female), Goldc 1/0 (a male), Lotti 4/3, Bluti 5,8 (oldest from Oct '05), Greti 9/8 (oldest from Nov '07), Chaff 1/0.

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