Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wrens in a box!

During the recent spell of cold weather we have been watching wrens going to roost in a nest box on the side of our house. Counting (badly!) we reckoned there were somewhere between five and eight. Image my surprise this morning when 23 were recorded in the box. I have no idea if this a record for the number of wrens roosting as one group but I was impressed.

2 Comments:

Blogger Liverpool RSPB said...

Hi Bob,
You failed to mention that you ringed them all!

Chris

9:11 PM  
Blogger drbob said...

I ringed 22 of the 23. The first 'capture' was eleven, thought I'd got them all, removed the bag and another flew out. Put another bag over the box and got another eight and then a third bag for the last three.

7:22 AM  

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