|Sunshine makes mist nets really stand out.|
I eventually noted the combination and then set about trying to get a few photographs. I didn't dare open a window as the birds were so close. Another problem was the window faces east so all the birds were back lit by the rising sun and there was some glare on the double glazing to contend with. I managed to get a few record shots including the colour ringed bird but I didn't manage to get any photos of the bird with just a metal ring.
|Colour-ringed Waxwing metal/red right, red/red /lime green left in the garden today.|
It will be interesting to see where this bird had been ringed and if there have been
any previous sightings since then. Details will be given in a future post.
I have emailed Grampian Ringing Group with details of the colour ringed bird as it could be one they have ringed in the Aberdeen area.
As for today's ringing the totals were:
Blackbird 2 (2)
Blue Tit 2
Long-tailed Tit 2 (1)
Totals 11 (3)
(retraps in brackets)