The Dark Room

Sunday 20 January 2019

It's good to get out

Went out ringing today with Paul H for the second time this year due to it being to windy last weekend. Fairly quiet again around the feeders but like any T permit holder will tell you. it's good to get out and ring birds!
Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Dunnock, Redwing, Long tailed, Blue and Great Tits have all been scribe in the log book on both days.

Adult Male Reed Bunting (6)

Male Goldfinches (5)

Sunday 13 January 2019

Patch year list

The patch year list is now up and running having made a couple of visits to the valley, it now stands at 63 way down on last years start-I got 65 on the first day! It's pretty much been standard so far.  I finished in 3rd place with a total of 117 last year so the aim is to better that? Well done to Dave Mo (2nd) and Paulboy (1st). Let's hope we all have a good year again on the patch including Martin, Steve, Lee and Dave Mc.

A Slavonian Grebe would be more than welcome on our patch. We are certainly due another one....