Thursday, 30 January 2014

The 07:30 from Margam

Today was our first Winter visit to the ringing area at Margam Park. With the seasonal train service around  the Park not in use, we were able to leave our nets along the track in situ for the whole session.
Our first bird of the day was a Kingfisher - the first we have ringed in the Park - intercepted on its way to the pond.

Female Kingfisher

The track-side net produced the majority of the birds caught during the session including a Goldcrest. 

Male Goldcrest 

The total for the session was a Dunnock, three Blue Tits, three Great Tits, a Blackbird, a Robin, a Song Thrush, a Goldcrest and a Kingfisher.

With Heather Coats and Chris Newberry.






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