Sunday, 27 September 2009

More Tufted Duck.

The weekend started with a 05:30 start on Saturday, which saw Me, Craig & Ciaran meeting Steve at one of our ringing sites in Manchester. We were aiming to catch more Meadow Pipits, but we only caught 2 new ones but the bonus was controlling a bird (a bird ringed by another ringer). We also managed to catch a few Tits, Chaffinch and a Goldcrest.

After packing up, Me and Craig decided we would try to catch some Coot at a local park - however non were catchable - but we did catch 3 Moorhen & 1 Tufted Duck.

This Cormorant was on the Lake, bearing a ring - despite several attempts at reading & photographing the ring we only managed to read part of the ring number - 524809*
Sunday morning we trapped at the new feeding station, catching - 2 Dunnocks, 6 Long Tailed
Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit and 1 Jay + 1 retrap 1 Willow tit.
With Craig having to be elsewhere in the afternoon, he left Me & Ciaran, and we headed up the M6 to Lake Windermere. 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 9 Canada Goose and 1 Black Headed Gull ringed today at Windermere.

All in all - a good week with 80 new birds, 3 retraps & 1 Control.

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