fredag den 19. oktober 2012

The Blue carpet.

The title of today's blog refers to the mass of Blue tits that swept through the garden today. Luckily we were a few more hands than normal and Benny, Gert and Hans all joined to help with the birds. In total today we ringed 815 birds. 657 of these were Blue Tits. Other were 103 Goldcrest, 21 Great Tit, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Robin, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Siskin, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and singles of Sparrowhawk, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Brambling, Redpoll and Bullfinch.

Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus

Many birds migrated today also: Chafflings 2000+, Siskin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch each a few hundred. Crossbill 24, PARROT CROSSBILL 1, WOODLARK 1, Jay 150, Mistle Thrush 8. Rough-legged Buzzards 4, Buzzard 6, Red Kite 2, Sparrowhawk 50. A quick Sea-watch this evening produced 80 Wigeon, 18 Common Scoter, 100+ Eider, 3 Brent Geese, 2 Teal, 5 Golden Plover, Sandwich Tern 2 and 1 Dark morph ARCTIC SKUA.

Photo and Blog: Craig Brookes

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