Sundays for me are great as I get to go ringing. I am ringing nearly every weekend and learning so much. It was a very early start to the day yesterday when some of you were still fast asleep.
The first net round brought us some Lesser Redpoll, Brambling, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long Tailed Tit. I was really pleased with the second net round as we got a female Great Spotted Woodpecker.
I was lucky enough to ring this bird...
This bird was just as loud as the one at the bird fair at Martin Mere.
Phew, I did double check that all my fingers were still there after I let it go
Next bird up, a Geenfinch, probably one of my favourites because they don't wriggle about and peck you as much as all the other birds.
Here we are comparing two Greenfinches, adult on the left juvenile on the right.
They are really easy birds to handle.
These Brambling are starting to get there beautiful black heads back, a cracking male below.
My first ever female Bullfinch in my hand yesterday, brilliant birds, just look at the powerful seed cracking beak.
Almost as beautiful as the male Brambling, Lesser Redpolls were coming out of the net every few seconds.
One of the first ever species of bird I ringed, this wonderful Willow Tit was caught at feeding station Two.
A great bird to end the day..
In the end we caught 15 species of bird, 51 ringed, 63 re-traps a hundred plus birds all together.
Thank you once again Peter, I have had a brilliant ringing day.