Last year I ringed 312 over the autumn which was far more than I expected and this autumn seems to be following a similar pattern both in terms of timing and numbers. None of the other sites I have ringed at in the area have such large and concentrated numbers moving through in autumn and 34 would have been a good annual total for some of them.
|This Goldcrest is from the previous day (16th) when 11 were caught and I had a bit more time to take photographs.|
Ringing totals for 17/09/15 were: Meadow Pipit 2 (1); Robin 4; Blackcap 4 (1); Chiffchaff 13; Willow Warbler 1; Goldcrest 33 (1); Blue Tit 1 (1); Goldfinch 4; Lesser Redpoll 13 (1); Reed Bunting 1. Total 76 new birds and 5 retraps.