February & March 2023

February is historically the quietest month for ringing at Flamborough, and this year was no different, strong winds and rain meaning we only managed six garden sessions at three sites.

This yielded 33 birds of which 24 were newly ringed and 9 were retraps.

March saw fewer sessions, only 4, but as we returned to our south landing site we saw a greater number of birds and species.

Over the four sessions at just 2 sites we caught 83 birds of 20 different species. Of these 56 were newly ringed and 27 retraps.

Thrushes were the most numerous birds caught with 15 new Blackbirds, alongside a bird originally ringed in Norway.  Also 6 new Starlings, 3 new Song Thrush and 2 new Redwing.