I caught my first Goldfinch, a young male
|Red which extends behind the eye shows it's a boy
|And with a narrow, worn tail like that, he has to be one of last year's young (see how much more quickly the white bits wear)
|I think we've met somewhere before...
It was the fourth time I'd caught this female Great Spotted Woodpecker (can't tell how old she is though). I've ringed four woodpeckers in the garden but this is the only one I've re-caught.
As a repeat offender (or maybe frequent flyer) I think she needs a name... Since my neighbour Laura put the ring on, and Laura's from Finland, I've decided on Käpytikka, the Finnish name for Dendrocopos major. See you again soon!