|A few of the Tree Pipits have been carrying passengers in the form of ticks like this bird.|
|The second acredula type was almost identical to the first but with a very slightly browner hue to the upper parts.|
|Juv Willow Warbler (trochilus) with extensive yellow wash to underparts.|
|Two views of the coldest 'acredula' above a juv 'trochilus'. lower left and adult 'trochilus' lower right.|
I returned to Billinge this morning in the hope of another good catch of Tree Pipits. Again there didn't appear to be any on the move but like yesterday they must have been in stealth mode as I ringed another 7 despite only faintly hearing one bird flying overhead. There were a few more warblers around compared to yesterday and these included the 4th Garden Warbler to be ringed this autumn. All in all two good days that had elements of both quality and quantity.
|Tree Pipit. One of the magnificent 7 from today.|
|This morning's Garden Warbler - the 4th of the autumn.|