Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Whose Tree Sparrow Is This?

Mick and I decided to have a quiet morning's ringing for four hours at Stanford to have a break from the ride clearing and scrub bashing of recent weeks.  We set up the three nets at the Feeder Station and were rewarded with 24 new birds, 28 retraps and a control Tree Sparrow.
The tally was:
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Dunnock (2)
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 9 (13)
Great Tit 8 (8)
Tree Sparrow 2 (3 + 1 control)
Chaffinch 2 (1)
Reed Bunting 1 (1)
The retrap Reed Bunting was one of 5 pullus ringed in June 2006

    Control Tree Sparrow TL22946

    We were also rewarded with a reasonable view of a Muntjac