Monday, 13 June 2011

13th June

Fine weather early in the morning lasted just long enough for 2 Common Crossbills to be caught and ringed at Holland House, but soon gave way to miserable rainy and windy conditions that persisted for the rest of the day. The Red-backed Shrike was still sheltering in the gardens, a Whitethroat, a Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs were seen and 2 Siskins were still around.

The newly renovated gull / crow trap near the observatory has proved highly effective in recent days and numerous Great Black-backed Gulls and Black-headed Gulls, along with smaller numbers of other species, have been caught for ringing.

A particularly big and ugly example of an adult Great Black-backed Gull, and some blatant, though unintentional, product placement. Other brands of sports sweatshirt are available.

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