Good numbers of finches have been using the mixture of Kale/Quinoa and millet, with up to 100 Chaffinch and good numbers of Linnet/Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. A few Song Thrush are also present, we seem to think they are getting Slugs from under the Kale.
27 new birds were ringed, with a retrap Wren and a control Greenfinch making the total up.
Best bird being a Yellowhammer which gave Sharon the opportunity to extend her knowledge to another species.
Sharon and her Yellow delight.
Wren; 2 (1) originally ringed 19/12/2009
Song Thrush; 3
Blue Tit; 3
Great Tit; 1
Greenfinch; (1) Control, possibly a bird from the Eccles ringing course.
Reed Bunting; 4
Adult female Yellowhammer.
Birds in the area also included a fly over Buzzard being mobbed by a couple of Jackdaws, a flock of 22 Skylark in the neighbouring field and some noisy Pinkfeet across the road.
Sharon also expertly extracted a Migrant Hawker from one of the nets, seems a little late to still be on the wing.