Sunday, May 29, 2011

Feathery things

I've been doing a bit of ringing lately...

Barn Swallow
Female Swallow we caught in a mist-net at Beeston, right next to the bird feeders! Don't think she was after sunflower hearts, somehow...

Long-tailed Tit juvenile
Juvenile Long-tailed Tit

Chaffinch juvenile
and juvenile Chaffinch, both from Beeston. You can see the primaries are still growing out of their 'pins' (sheaths)

Starling
Adult female Starling, whoosh-netted in a Biggleswade garden

Starling tail
She was growing new tail feathers. For Starlings, it's autumn already

Cetti's Warbler
Cetti's Warbler at Paxton Pits - the first-ever to be trapped and ringed there

Nightingale retrap
A male Nightingale originally caught at Paxton a couple of years ago