Tuesday, 11 July 2017

I'm back with species number 19!

Species Number 19

The Redstart

Such a beautiful bird. I had seen a pair around last summer before I had started ringing at this site, so I'm happy to report they are still on site.

A pair of juvenile Great spotted woodpeckers were also ringed, aswell as a pair of Blackbirds.

Sorry I have not posted in so long. Me and my wife have been busy working extra hours and doing lots of training to be able to set up our own business!

We are setting up a Forest School site near Aberaeron. We will be doing after school clubs, Home ED groups and Parent and little one's groups.

Activities will include: Shelter/Den building, Tool use (knifes, billhooks, axes, palm drills, etc), Foraging and cooking, Bird ID, Flower & Tree ID, Woodland crafts, etc.



Sunday, 5 February 2017

" screch y coed,"

Species number 18:  The Jay

" screch y coed," The screamer of the woods

Otter spraint was also discovered alongside the stream, which was quite a surprise because as far as I know there are only invertebrates in the stream and it can become quite shallow in the summer.

 Otter Spraint, oily, not an unpleasant smell.

The Otter spraint is located in the opening under the tree on the left.

But if an Otter can live in this habitat then maybe a Dipper could!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Species 17 to start 2017


The first bird of 2017 was a Redwing, followed by species number 17 ringed at this site, the Starling.

 Also ringed on this day, were 3 Chaffinches, a Great tit and a Blue tit.


Another two Robins, taking me up to 15 Robins at this site.

This session mainly consisted of retraps:

8 Great tit
3 Blue tit
And these 2 lovely Coal tits