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.

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