Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Moor Piece Ringing Session - 16th Jan 2007.

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was spent at Moor Piece helping the assistant warden of Fair Isle no less, aka Mark Breaks, as he conducted a ringing session in a private garden.

1stw male Great Spotted Woodpecker


Adult Robin

1stw Dunnock
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Mark Breaks extracts another Coal Tit from the mist net.
Of 49 birds trapped and ringed, c2/3 of the total was comprised of Coal Tits. Other birds seen but not ringed included 1+ Siskin, 1 male Brambling and Mark also saw a Woodcock fly through the garden.
Mid-morning saw a visit to Withnell Landfill, but the Jackdaws were not in the fields betwen the tip and M65, whilst a look through the Gulls failed to reveal anything of note. Enroute to Moor Piece I simply had to pay homage to the superb Slavonian Grebe present at Barrow Lower Lodge for the fourth day.