Saturday, February 24, 2007

Where did he come from?

It's been fairly quiet in the garden lately.

This morning, Darren saw something we'd been expecting for a while - a ringed bird. It was a male Chaffinch.

I guess the likelihood is that he was ringed by Mark, our friend who lives in the next village, but there's no way of telling unless we get to read that ring number. Unfortunately it's too small to do that without catching the bird!

It's also possible that the bird was ringed by someone in Scandinavia, for instance, as that's where lots of Chaffinches come from to spend the mild British winter.

You can read more about ringing here, on the BTO website.