Monday, 6 December 2010

Thank goodness I like retraps

A short session in Cardington on Saturday 4th December. The temperature was marginally 'warmer' - reaching approx 1 degree C. 3 new birds were ringed and 10 retraps were caught (retraps are shown in brackets):

  • Long-tailed Tit 1 (1)

  • Dunnock 1

  • Blue Tit 1 (6)

  • Great Tit (1)

  • Marsh Tit (1)

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
The 2 Long-tailed Tits were part of a small party. They are fantastic birds - very sociable and it is amazing how they survive the harsh conditions of a Bedfordshire winter. Saturday's birds weighed 7.3g and 7.5g, not much more than the weight of a 10p piece (6.5g).

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