lørdag den 5. oktober 2013

Enough to send shivers down your SPINUS!

We awoke to a lot calmer conditions and got our standardised ringing session underway with plenty more shelter in the garden available.

A few more birds were ringed in comparison to yesterday but it was still rather quiet in comparison to last week. Benny arrived to give a ringing demonstration to a group interesting in ornithology and brought us a lovely fresh loaf to have with our coffee.

24 birds were ringed in total comprising of:

Wren 2
Dunnock 1
Robin 6
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 5
Goldcrest 4
Coal Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Eurasian Siskin 1
Reed Bunting1

We ferried birds from the nets to Benny so he could attend to the group and all parties went away very happy including Molly the dog who got to play with a wind fallen apple or two.

The biggest suprise of the day came with Gert's arrival with not only a delivery of milk but a BOX of Danish Pastries!!!!!!!........Many thanks Gert and Family!

Although the nets were relatively quiet birds flying overhead certainly made up for it with good numbers of Crossbill and masses of Siskin. Louis text to say 1000's were flying off the tip and we could believe it given some of the flock sizes (some as large as 150+ at a time) over the garden!!

By the end of the day Louis had counted an Impressive 3460 SISKIN south!!!!!...WOW

Siskin, photo by Jack Ashton-Booth
Highlights away from the finches in and around the garden included a Woodlark, a handful of Red Kites, a couple of Rough-legged Buzzards and a small influx of børringevåger around the Fuglestation.

1K Børringevage, photo by Louis Hansen
Underiwng of 1K Børringevage, photo by Louis Hansen
Also we wish a very warm welcome to Susanne who has arrived this evening to ring birds at the Fuglestation for a week. We wish here the best of luck and hope she enjoys here stay!

The wind is currently in the North West...BRING ON TOMORROW!

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