Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Slightly better fortunes

30th August 2011:
Ringing session in back garden brought 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, a colour-ringed House Sparrow, a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler with fat score 4.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Short garden session curtailed by increasing breeze

29th August 2011:
The cool, breezy ( north westerly ) autumn continues and looks set for the week. In short time available 4 Blue Tits, a juvenile Goldfinch ( several birds drinking at pond ) and a Chiffchaff.
Some Long Tailed Tits in the garden.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Oh dear - not the best Sunday's ringing

28th August 2011:
Chelmarsh early start cancelled due to heavy rain. Wenlock Edge ringing session to coincide with guided walk results in a big zero until the very end with 2 young Blue Tits !
Birds seen from the hide a little better: Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, a Sparrowhawk attack, Jay.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Reed Bunting recovery

Species: Reed Bunting         Scheme: GBT         Ring no: X954319

Ringing details
Age: 4  Sex: Male  Sex meth: -  P.ringed: -  P.alive: -  Condition: -
Colour marks added: -  Metal marks added: -  Act1: R  Act2: -
Ringing date: 31-Dec-2010  
Reg code: CHE  Place code: CHE  Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
County code: GBSHR  Grid ref: SO7387   Co-ords: 52deg 29min N  2deg 24min W 
Hab1: C7  Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 78 mm.   Weight: 22.4 g.   Time: 1930hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not verified  Age: 4  Sex: M  Sex meth: -
Colour marks added: -    Metal marks added: -    Act1: -  Act2: -
Finding date: 30-Jun-2011  
Reg code: OAK  Place code: OAK  Site name: Oakley, near Martin Hussingtree, Worcestershire
County code: GBWOR  Grid ref: SO8960   Co-ords: 52deg 14min N  2deg 10min W 
Hab1: C7  Hab2: E1
Biometrics: Wing: 78 mm.   Weight: 20.7 g.   Time: 1800hrs
Finding condition: 8:20  Movement: --
Controlled    Intentionally Taken
Duration: 181 days    Distance: 32 km    Direction: 151deg (SSE)
Finder: Dr P R Holmes, 2485

Pied Flycatcher recovery

Species: Pied Flycatcher         Scheme: GBT         Ring no: L329516

Ringing details
Age: 1  Sex: Unknown  Sex meth: -  P.ringed: 8  P.alive: 8  Condition: -
Colour marks added: -  Metal marks added: -  Act1: -  Act2: -
Ringing date: 07-Jun-2010  
Reg code: ---  Place code: BUCK  Site name: Bucknell Wood, Shropshire
County code: GBSHR  Grid ref: SO3374 Accuracy 1  Co-ords: 52deg 21min N  2deg 59min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: A1  Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: -- mm.   Weight: -- g.   Time: --hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not verified  Age: 4  Sex: F  Sex meth: B
Colour marks added: -    Metal marks added: -    Act1: N  Act2: -
Finding date: 30-May-2011  
Reg code: DHI  Place code: DHI  Site name: Ddol-hir, near Pandy, Wrexham
County code: GBWRE  Grid ref: SJ2036   Co-ords: 52deg 55min N  3deg 11min W 
Hab1: A1  Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: -- mm.   Weight: -- g.   Time: --hrs
Finding condition: 8:27  Movement: --
Controlled    At Nest Box
Duration: 357 days    Distance: 65 km    Direction: 348deg (NNW)
Finder: Merseyside RG, 9058

Plenty of finches - Much Wenlock

24th August 2011:
Another short garden netting session by main pond and feeders leading to a few ringed Goldfinch and Greenfinch. Also a couple of Blackcap and a Chiffchaff, none of which had any fat reserves.

Short garden netting session - Much Wenlock

23rd August 2011:
Brief netting session by main garden pond and feeders : adult Dunnock well on with its primary moult, juvenile Lesser Whitethroat caught again ( previously 19th ), a female House Sparrow colour-ringed and a juvenile Goldfinch.
Other bird interest: Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, House Martin and Swallow numbers high towards roost time.