6 September 2013

Another quieter night

After the busy night we had on Tuesday, last night Colin, Stan and myself were joined by Andy. This meant there were two A permit ringers and two trainees so if we had a large catch we could split into two teams with one extracting the birds from the nets and the other ringing them and taking all the measurements.

There were good numbers of Swallows over the reed bed again but they were feeding higher up and when it was time to roost they came down in a different part of the reed bed so we only managed a small catch.

The session resulted in 21 new birds in total consisting of 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Sedge Warblers and 18 Swallows.

Totals caught this season so far:

  Blackbird                    2
  Linnet                        1
  Pied Wagtail              13
  Reed Bunting             15
  Sand Martin                8
  Sedge Warbler           92
  Starling                    22
  Swallow                  566
  Thrush Nightingale       1
  Wren                         2

After the reed bed session Andy and Stan then went to the usual Storm Petrel site on South Ronaldsay where they caught 7 new birds and 2 ringed birds.

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