Wednesday, 11 November 2009

It's Not All Tits

Went ringing this morning at the 'governors' house (aka Mr T), in Shute.

Caught 15 birds between the showers, mostly Great and Blue Tits. But it was nice to process four of these...

Coal Tit - not that I need to tell you that!!!

A very fine diamond came in the form a Firecrest! Mike caught it first last Friday, but hadn't seen it since. I heard it calling throughout the morning and saw it a couple of times, but was over the moon when I extracted it from one of our nets!

I have ringed Firecrest before, a wee while ago at Dunge, but it really felt like a privilege to have one in my hand today. They are SOOOOOO my favourite bird...

Wicked!!!

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