Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Control Kestrel

In yet another week of howling hoolies and rain we sneaked an unscheduled ringing session this morning during a gap in the weather.

A rather good session resulted in 90 birds caught of which 73 were new. Blackcaps (18), Mipits (18) and Chiffs (12) made up the bulk of new birds with a supporting cast of odds and ends including a late Lesser Whitethroat.

Star bird of the morning was this Kestrel, caught in the bottom shelf of one of our Meadow Pipit nets. To make things even more exciting, it was a control!

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