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Second half of March

The weather has been on-and-off as usual for March, too windy most of the time and no favourable easterlies. Ringing was carried out at 7 dates between 18th and 31st, with a total of 110 birds ringed. 62 of these were Common Blackbirds, and notable arrivals of blackbirds were logged on the 23rd, 27th and 31st.


European Goldfinch, Male.

Ringed, March 18th-31st: Wood Pigeon 2, European Robin 5, Common Blackbird 62, Song Thrush 1, Common Chiffcaff 3, Goldcrest 4, Great Tit 3, Blue Tit 1, Common Starling 1, Tree Sparrow 1, House Sparrow 9, Chaffinch 6, Greenfinch 2, European Goldfinch 1, Yellowhammer 9. Also 41 controls, including a Common Blackbird with a Helgoland-ring.

Norsk oppsummering av ringmerkingstall: Ringdue 2, rødstrupe 5, svarttrost 62, måltrost 1, gransanger 3, fuglekonge 4, kjøttmeis 3, blåmeis 1, stær 1, pilfink 1, gråspurv 9, bokfink 6, grønnfink 2, stillits 1, gulspurv 9. Total = 110. Også 41 kontroller, inkl. en tyskmerket svarttrost.