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Wednesday, September 9th 2015

An earlier visit to The Crater was abandoned due to deteriorating weather conditons.  This morning at 0615 it was overcast, rather cool, and with a hint of dampness but no wind, perfect for ringing.  The nets were raised, the tape lures placed just so, and almost immediately the birds arrived.

In total 146 Meadow Pipits were ringed, all juveniles with the exception of one adult, a very unusual occurrence.  Mipits are beautiful birds.

Meadow Pipit

Amongst other birds ringed were two Lesser Redpolls, one Siskin and a juvenile Wheatear.

Juvenle Wheatear

There was a surprise awaiting the ringers on an early net round.  A young female Kestrel was caught.  Whilst ringing Mipits there are often raptors flying around, hoping for a meal.  Kestrels do not take birds on the wing but wait for them to land before making their move to catch them.

Female juvenile Kestrel


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