Sunday, 16 May 2010

Boxing clever.

This year, the Blue Tits are out in front! And it's the Great Tits that were slow off the mark!

Today we inspected 21 of the 30 boxes at Priory. 7 boxes held Blue Tits big enough to ring safely(58 chicks); just 1 box of Gt. Tits was ringed (brood of 9!) in what is habitually a Blue Tit box.

Eight broods (4 Blue, 3 Great & 1 Robin) will be ready for a mid-week session, along with another 9 boxes to check, which traditionally are later.

Four broods, two of each, will not be ready until next weekend. Two adults were ringed with another whizzing past 'someone's' ear! Hey, ho.

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