We are a group of bird ringers based on the North Pembrokeshire and South Ceredigion border at the Teifi Marshes near Cilgerran. Stories of our members ringing experiences home and away
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Belgian ringed Siskin
This is the fourth winter of ringing Siskins on a small scale in the garden with just a 12 foot net near a Nyjer feeder. On the day when we ringed the 200th Siskin, at last, a foreign control. This female had a Brussels ring.
Also a retrap Siskin from February 2011.
Other birds today included 13 Goldfinches and a Treecreeper.
Richard was ringing at the same time at his new garden site at a higher elevation as a comparison. He caught 28 new Siskins bringing his total this year to 61 already and a control.