Bird ringing numbers

Monday, November 9th 2009

It has been a damp day at Foxglove. There were 11 bird ringers here who processed exactly 300 birds during the day - a impressive total! There were all the usual suspects, including Robin, migrating Blackbirds, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest and Lesser Redpoll. Redwing and Goldfinch were also caught. Today's catch brings the total of Chaffinches ringed on the site to precisely 6000 (our highest figure for a single species)and the total number of new birds to 200 short of 40,000. That is a serious amount of data and information!

Apricot larch needles on the floor of the plantation

Although the colours of summer have now passed, the subtle colours of autumn are just as beautiful. This shot of the apricot larch needles on the floor of the plantation is enhanced by the slanting rays of sunshine coming through the trees.


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