Sunday, 30 April 2017

Visits to Coven Sewage Works

23rd April 2017

James and Stephen:

4 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail
also:
1 Wood Pigeon (caught in fine Monofilament net!!!)
 
 

27th April 2017
 
James and Stephen:

2 retraps from May 16 house Martin and swallow from June 2016

9 swallow, 8 house Martin, 1 pied wagtail, 5 starling

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Reed Bunting recovery

Species: Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689184
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: R Act2: U
Ringing date: 14-Aug-2016 20:30:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 80.0 mm. Weight: 19.7 g. Time: 20:30:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 02-Mar-2017 (0) 16:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: SHST Site name: Shifnal sewage works, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SJ7306 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 38min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: F3 Hab2: B1
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 200 days Distance: 19 km Direction: 0deg (N)
Finder: S W Petrek, 20 Hicks Avenue, Dursley, Gloucestershire , -, GL11 5RD
Finder: Bache Shearwood & McShane, 8040 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Small scale ringing at Chelmarsh and Hendsford Hill

Saturday 8th April 2016

Stuart and Linda over Baxter's to see if any Hirundine roost present.  Nice warm evening but nothing about.  Birds ringed:  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting.

Highlight was the sound of a Quail calling.


Sunday 9th April 2016

James and Stephen on Hendsford: 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap, 1 Wren


Monday, 3 April 2017

Siskin control

Monday 3rd April 2017:

Species: Siskin (Carduelis spinus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689044
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 23-Feb-2016 11:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: BNORTH Site name: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7093 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 31min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F2 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 73.0 mm. Weight: 10.9 g. Time: 11:00:00hrs
Remarks: -
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 28-Mar-2017 (0) time unknown
Reg code: CNO Place code: CNO Site name: Cnoc, Argyll and Bute, UK
County code: GBAAB Grid ref: NN3205 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 56deg 12min N -4deg -42min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F3 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 399 days Distance: 433 km Direction: 341deg (NNW)
Finder: R W Furness, The Cnoc, Tarbet, Arrochar , Dunbartonshire, G83 7DG
Finder: R W Furness, 2282 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April 1st Changing of the Seasons at Wenlock Edge

Saturday 1st April 2017:

Evening walk on Wenlock Edge, Much Wenlock - singing Chiffchaff and Blackcap and a flock of c15 Redwings moving between tree tops.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Hednesford Hills

Sunday 12th March 2017:
 
James took Stephen to the Hills and Stephen ringed/processed 19 birds and extracted 4 birds.
 
Siskin                          6
Lesser Redpoll            6
Wren                           1
Bullfinch                     2
Great Tit                      2
Green Finch                1
Long Tailed Tit           1


Other highlights flushed some red deer from near the net ride.
and saw a Sparrowhawk having a ride on the back of a Wood Pigeon in mid flight!

Wood Pigeon escaped minus a few feathers.




Tuesday, 28 February 2017

James beats the elements for Redpoll and Siskin

Sunday 25th February:

James did some ringing at Cannock, whilst rest of us saw forecast for wet and windy at Chelmarsh and had a day indoors ...

35 birds

Siskin 11 Redpoll 8 Bullfinch 5 Goldfinch 2 Chaffinch 1 Greenfinch 2 Robin 2 Goldcrest 1
Blue tit 1 Great tit 1 Dunnock 1