Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunday 5th October

The weather forecast for yesterday was dreadful and completely accurate for once. We decided to meet today instead but the change of plan meant a small turn-out with only Mick, Adam and myself attending. It's actually quite nice to be the only C ringer with two A ringers for support! It was frosty and as it got lighter, thick fog rolled in. It looked like we might not have a good morning. The fog soon burned off however and although the numbers were not vast, they held steady for three rounds before tailing off. We achieved 84 new birds and 24 retraps including a late Reed Warbler, 11 Chiffchaffs, 7 Goldcrest, 6 Greenfinches and a Yellowhammer. Sightings throughout the morning include 60+ Skylarks flying overhead and more than 60 Meadow Pipits were seen moving through although we only captured 3 of them. After topping up the feeders it was time to slope off to our headquarters for a pint.

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