Sunday, 7 October 2012


It seems as though priorities have been elsewhere for us IRG bloggers in the latter half of the summer and moving into the Autumn. I have time to briefly redress that situation:

CES sessions at Priory Country Park were conducted, ALL 12 of them + 3 extra! Bad weather, what bad weather? Joking aside, it's not been easy to fit them in and because of the weather, we've been successful in not catching lots of birds. Overall one of the worst in 20 years but not a complete disaster.

Priory Country Park produced a very late Reed Warbler yesterday and a Jay (only the second to be ringed here). Last week it produced a Woodpigeon and a retrap Green Woodpecker (first ringed in 2011).

Ringing at Sandy Smith Nature Reserve in Septmeber added Goldcrest (2) to the ringed list for the site. 44 species have now been ringed there.

Those are my highlights. Hopefully, the winter will continue to bring more!

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