Friday, 31 December 2010

Luxury Ringing!

Several weeks ago Kieran Foster of Merseyside RG, had an e-mail from a member of the public, who wanted some Redpoll ringing in his garden. So Kieran passed on their details to us, as we where the nearest ringers to their Worsley garden.


Today we were invited along to Michael & Mary’s garden to place a single 30ft net up in front of their feeders and before too long the Redpoll arrived & the nets started to fill.


In total 84 birds were caught & processed of a good variety of species, including 37 Lesser Redpoll.


Species Total
Lesser Redpoll 37
Goldfinch 2
Greenfinch 1
Blue Tit 18
Coal Tit 4
Great Tit 3
Long T Tit 7
Blackcap 1
Robin 2
Starling 2
House Sparrow 4
Blackbird 2
Collard Dove 1
Watching the nets from the comfort & warmth of Michael & Mary’s house, being fuelled by several cups of tea & coffee – was a perfect way to end the year…
Thanks to both Michael & Mary for having us along. And to Kieran for putting us in touch…

1 comment:

  1. That is luxury! One of my mates in Northumberland has large numbers of Mealy's and 3 or 4 Arctics at his site at the moment, so keep an eye on those Lessers for something white and 'frosty'!