Lesser Spotted Woodpecker ringed 03/08/2009
Summary of the Year
Between January and April eleven visits were made and 173 birds were ringed being mainly in the works. From April to June again we concentrated on the works catching Swallows, Swift and House Martins where 690 birds were ringed in seventeen visits. After July all efforts were concentrated adjacent to the reed bed. From July to September thirty nine visits were made with 1521 birds being ringed. The majority of birds during this period were Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler with a good smattering of other birds. The weather was not very kind to us during this period with fairly strong northerly winds which did not help the catches. October to December saw a fall off in the number of visits as only five were made with 54 birds being ringed. This years migration came to an end about the middle of September whereas in other years it normally extends to the end of October or even November.
We have ringed the highest number of Reed Warbler Sedge Warbler and Sand Martins this year. All movements are listed separately.
Cetti's Warbler ringed 25/09/2009
Birds Ringed and Retrapped in 2009
Monthly Ringing Totals 2009
Birds that have moved to other sites
Grand total of birds ringed each year 1985 to 2009
Codes used in tables
N-new bird, R-retrapped bird, C-control
bird that has moved
numbers used are codes :-
1-chick in a nest, 2-unknown age, 4-hatched last year or before, 6-hatched 2 years ago at least, 3-hatched this year, 5-hatched last year
We would like to express our grateful thanks to Anglian Water without whose help and assistance and permission to enter their site this report and the ringing of the birds would not have been possible.
We would also like to thank Alan & Dave who have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome and for all their help on our visits.
South Lincs Ringing Group
Keith Bowden:- 01476 571100
Email address : keithb.grantham-@-btinternet.com