Thursday 20 November 2014

Firecrest with a Brussels ring

Having caught 5 Firecrests on the Teifi Marsh reserve since 2009 it wasn't totally unexpected to find one in our nets this morning. It was a surprise that it had a Brussels ring though!
It will be interesting to hear where it was ringed.
Other birds this morning included 4 Redwing, some more Reed Buntings for our RAS project, a Cetti's Warbler and two Meadow Pipits.
Some other ringers around the country have posted pictures of Redwing with unusual moult. This one had moulted half of its tail nicely showing the difference between juvenile and adult feather shape .

After the annual Wildlife Trust annual get together for volunteers later today we are planning to try to catch Starlings in the Kingfisher hide reedbed. We will be ringing by the river viewpoint - anyone is welcome to come along to watch from 4pm (assuming we catch some!)

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