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Double Figures
As of this week we reached double figures for the number of individual blackbirds re-sighted for the year.  Bird 10 was BJ, a female blackbird first ringed in 2012. This is our first sighting of her since then so it is good to know she is still with us. See...

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Out of site...
Recently we were told of a blackbird "with something on it's legs" near some houses south of the study site. So while the trail was still hot, we headed out and soon spotted a familiar site; that of a blackbird with yellow ring! A bit of stalking and lots o...

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Good morning Mrs Blackbird
We had our first successful catching session of 2014 this morning - a new female, Red over Yellow (R/Y) was caught at the eastern most end of the study site. There were plenty of blackbirds in the area but none were ringed. Despite a lot of blackbird activi...

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Signs of spring
Given the amount of bird song at the study site today it is clear that spring has finally sprung! Blackbirds abound and several were seen in territorial disputes. Three birds with rings were seen but we only managed to read one code. BN was ringed in Decemb...

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Not a Big Garden Birdwatch for Blackbirds
Earlier this year almost half a million people spent an hour
looking out of their windows with one aim – to record the birds they saw as
part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch. This annual survey, which has been running since 1979,
provides a snap shot in...

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Fortunes of Fieldwork
A sunny  St David's Day  jaunt around the study site as part of the BTO's Winter Thrushes Survey  provided the perfect opportunity not only to see some winter thrushes but also to re-sight some of our birds. Both turned out to be a bit of a success; not onl...

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The First for 2014
We have been taking advantage of some recent respites in the weather and have been out re-sighting blackbirds or at least attempting too! There are good numbers of blackbirds in the study area with several ringed birds being spotted. But as February draws t...

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The First for 2014
We have been taking advantage of some recent respites in the weather and have been out re-sighting blackbirds or at least attempting too! There are good numbers of blackbirds in the study area with several ringed birds being spotted. But as February draws t...

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What a Cracker!
Well with the New Year getting off to a rather damp start we have not been out with the birds much. And when we have the birds have been less than forth coming with showing us their legs or at the least the codes they carry! With strong winds and rain lashi...

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End of Year Round Up
Well as another year draws to a close its only fitting that we say thank you and Happy New Year to those who have been helping with catching and re-sighting birds, publicising the project, or just reading the blog! Our highlight of 2013 was reaching the 50 ...
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