This morning the wind was very light so I decided to put up an 18ft net in the garden to try and catch some of the many Siskins that have been visiting the feeders. There have been around 20 to 30 Siskins coming to the garden for the past couple of weeks which is exceptional compared with recent winters. Some of the Siskins are particularly fond of the fat cakes that I make from a mixture of finely chopped peanuts and dripping.
|Siskins (Carduelis spinus)|
|Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)|
Back to the ringing and a good number of Siskins were caught with 12 new birds and 2 retraps. This brings the total ringed to 28 in just over a week.
|Siskin (Carduelis spinus)|
Siskin 12 (2)
Long-tailed Tit 3 (1)
Totals 20 (3)