These ones are in my new garden. I have mostly been catching Blue and Great Tits, but there have been a few other bits and pieces, too.
I caught three Great Spotted Woodpeckers in one afternoon. Damage to my eardrums and hands was not inconsiderable, but I've recovered. Ear defenders would be handy, though.
While at my parents' over Christmas, I couldn't resist trying to catch some of their garden birds. It was mostly a fruitless exercise (someone down the road is clearly sucking in birds from miles around) but I caught a few (no, really, a few. Three Dunnocks and a Robin. Woodpigeon, Collared Dove and Goldfinch all wriggled out before I could extract them!).
|Birds about to be extracted from the net|
|Treecreeper (check out the talons). They always look grumpy|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker (female)|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker (male)|
|Blue Tit with wonky bill, but it was in good shape so still feeding OK|
|The first bird to get one of my rings - a Dunnock. Dull brown eye says it's a young bird|
|Another Dunnock - bright reddish-brown eye says it's an older bird|
|My first rings|
Er... is this what Beyonce was on about? No, thought not. Congrats on finally fledging :o)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I fledged officially in September and started drafting a blog post but haven't actually published it yet. Got my first rings just before Christmas so now the world is my oyster[catcher]. Kind of.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on being able to go solo. It may be expensive but my goodness it gives a rare opportunity for beautiful close shots.ReplyDelete