Saturday, February 22, 2014

Yellow eyes

We went back to Paxton Pits to do a bit more pruning around our net rides. While we were working in one area of the site, we set a couple of nets in a quieter part. We only caught 10 birds, but this young male Sparrowhawk (hatched last year) was one of them!


We also caught a few Long-tailed Tits, including a bird first ringed in autumn 2009, so it's now in at least its sixth calendar year (as a minimum). Not bad for a little bird that's been through some hard winters.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sawn off

Time for a bit of brush-cutting, tree-chopping and bush-bashing at Paxton Pits before the start of the 2014 ringing season...

Sunday, February 02, 2014

World Wetlands Day

On World Wetlands Day I was busy doing a bit of preparation on my new [wetland] ringing site. It was a lovely day for it.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

#birdperday: 1. Hoopoe

I've decided to start a thing: tweet a link to a Flickr photo of a different bird species every day. With c10,000 species (and counting), it should be good for the next 27 years or so...