Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Suburban birds

I spent the Jubilee weekend and bank holidays at my parents' house while they were away enjoying themselves in France. Eventually it stopped raining and I did a bit of ringing...
Collared Dove
Collared Dove
It's pretty difficult to catch Collared Doves in mist nets; being a bigger and faster-flying bird, they tend to bounce out easily or can wriggle their way to freedom. So I was lucky to get my hands on this male.

Male House Sparrow
Male House Sparrow
Juvenile Starling
Juvenile Starling
Starling
Adult male Starling
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Dunnock
Juvenile Dunnock
Blue Tit
Moulting adult Blue Tit