Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Weekend 13th-14th December: Shillingford

More ringing... Mmm. Penance on Saturday though: having to do Christmas shopping (aargh!).

A morning of ringing on Sunday to make up for it. 2 nets in the parents' garden resulted in a small haul of standard birds; the 5th Collared Dove ringed in this garden being the highlight. Beautiful eyes they have, when seen close-up. Ruby-red...

Beyond that, a couple of retraps of minor interest - a Starling ringed almost exactly a year ago and not seen since, and a House Sparrow ringed as a juvenile in the summer. I was also passed a recovery form - an adult Greenfinch ringed back in February was found freshly dead in a nearby garden in August. Oh well...

I've updated the links on the right - including a new blog for the Slapton ringing group. Won't be much on it for the time being, but when the season gets going, it should liven up a bit.

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