The Dark Room

Monday 21 October 2019

Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday morning with PH we ringed 52 new birds, 22 Reed Bunting and our first Redwings (2) of the autumn were the highlights, along with Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, Song Thrush and Chaffinch.

 Male Reed Bunting 1cy code 3


And on Sunday morning we had a short session at our site with 22 new birds being ringed. Highlights were 9 Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing, Song thrush, 3 Blackbird and another female Blackcap. 

Sunday 6 October 2019

Walthamstow Wetlands

After two failed attempts to help out at the ringing demo at Walthamstow wetlands due to very poor weather on both occasions, it was third time lucky on Saturday. With Paul Roper leading, Paul Hawkins, Daniel Whitlegg and myself  ringed 209 new birds, So there was plenty of birds to show the local birders and visitors throughout the day.

1 Grey Heron
8 Wren
5 Dunnock
4 Robin
1 Blackbird
1 Songthrush
4 Cetti's Warbler
1 Lesser Whitethroat
8 Blackcap
32 Chiffchaff
13 Goldcrest
17 Long tailed Tit
1 Coal Tit
61 Blue Tit
49 Great Tit
2 Greenfinch
1 Hybrid Species - images below

(Firecrest x Goldcrest) ?

Daniel with a Grey Heron 

A busy day for all involved but a very enjoyable one, great to show people what we do and to see so many smiling faces from young and old - and there was a lot of people who came along for a chat/ take photos etc.