Saturday, 1 December 2012

A fascinating morning with Mark Grantham and his bird ringing team at  a patch of farmland at St. Allen which is north of Truro. The meeting was organised as a field meeting for the Cornwal Bird Watching and Preservation Society.
It was an early start on a frosty morning but the opportunity to see birds close up and in the hand was irresistible.
A total of 43 birds were trapped in the 4 hours and the species caught were Robin, Greenfinch, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock and Starling.
Ringing a Robin                                      Blowing on the breast
                                                                 to assess muscle and fat
Weighing                                                  Ready for release
Chaffinch                                                   and  Dunnock
 Song Thrush                                                 and Wren
Tending the mist net

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