|Three of the team at work. Kate about to release a Blackbird while Annette explains some banding details to our scribe Mary.|
Species caught this morning were - (Recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 13 (2) all the new birds were juveniles and 1 of the recaps was banded in August 2009 so a reasonably old bird.
Chaffinch - 9 (0) mostly juveniles.
Dunnock - 5 (0) all juveniles.
House Sparrow - 87 (17) The usual dominant species at this site. The oldest recap was banded in Oct 2010. A few of the birds had started moult.
Starling - 4 (0) 3 out of the 4 were in primary wing moult.
|A moulting juvenile Starling.|
|A moulting adult starling.|
Fantail - 1 (0)