Yesterday I went for a ringing session with Peter, Pete, and Dan. I was really glad to be back with Scouse Ringer and hear about his trip to Portugal, and he explained to me about the Yarelli sub species.
One of the first birds out of the nets was a male Bullfinch, Moxey fished this one out, whilst me, my dad, Peter and Dan went to check the rest of the nets.
I hadn't been to Kings Moss for a while, so I really enjoyed holding the Greenfinches, probably one of my favorite birds of the day! I was allowed to take quite a few birds out of the bags yesterday, however when I got the bird out of the bag I had a few peck marks on me.
On this Greenfinch, Peter was explaining to me how to know if it is a young or adult bird, male or female.
I got to ring a few birds yesterday as well, all this experience is making me much more confident in handling and ringing the birds. The next picture shows me closing the ring on a Greenfinch.
We caught a female Goldcrest in the mist-net, a first for me at Kings Moss.
As the morning came to a close, a good amount of Long Tailed Tits came into the net, (my dad's favorite).
Red Polls also came to the net in a reasonable size, they males are absolutely astonishing, as shown in the picture.
Me and Dan were comparing the two Robins we caught, to see if they were juveniles or adults.
I am surprised that the Robin didn't get feisty.
My first ever Reed Bunting was in my hand yesterday, you can see it's a male because you can see the white collar.
And to finish the day off a stunning Yellow Hammer (another one of my dads favorites).
And before I finish this blog I just want to say thank you to Peter who lets me come out ringing and my dad who takes me.