Garden Ringing 30 October

Sunday was forecast to be calm in the morning so the nets were set in the hope of catching a few birds. The garden has generally been quiet with plenty of natural food available, not to mention the regular visits by Sparrowhawks.
We managed to catch a few finches and Tits but nowhere near the vast haul of exactly one year ago. A lot of birds had little or no fat on them suggesting that they weren't too concerned about food availability! Nine Goldfinches were trapped in total including a couple of 3J's, their head feathers still in moult.

No doubt we'll try again very soon now that winter is near.


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