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Xmas Ringing Meet

Ringing updatesPosted by Peter Dunn Sat, December 21, 2013 16:04:59

Despite the threat of high winds and rain. The new ringing site developed by Lucy and Craig was quite sheltered and a few nets were set up. I do not have the totals for the day (I'm sure Lucy can update us) but amongst the usual Blue/Great Tits and Chaffinches, we a trapped a few Marsh Tit, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, four Nuthatches and a Brambling.

Socially it was great to chat to group members from different sites and we enjoyed a good amount of Christmas food!! We spoke to quite a few members of the public many of who were fascinated in what we were doing and two young girls and their mother helped release some of the birds - something that will remain with them for quite a while!

Thanks to all involved and I hope you have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Peter






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