Saturday 19 December 2009

19th December 2009

A bright but cold morning, with ice a novelty on the shore in recent years (left). Some signs of cold weather movement today as 7 Blackbirds and 9 Song Thrushes were counted on the island. A Song Thrush was retrapped that had been ringed in November 2008 (right), again adding to our records of this species reappearing in successive winters.
A large Peregrine scattered all the birds around the shore, even the normally unresponsive Crows and Gulls.
Ringed:- 2 Song Thrushes
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