The first net round only produced 5 birds but things picked up rapidly after that and I was kept busy for the next 4 hours. I had only heard a couple of Goldcrest calling during that first net round but 26 (24 new & 2 retraps) subsequently found their way into the nets so there had clearly been another influx. The 24 ringed today brings the total for the month to 145 and there is still a week to go.
|The Goldcrests moving through at the moment will all be of British origin.|
|The first adult male of the autumn sporting a fine pink breast.|
|Control Chiffchaff EKX574. Where have you come from?|
|Will this be the last Willow Warbler of the year at Billinge?|
|Juvenile male Sparrowhawk.|
|If this bird survives a few years the eye will become bright orange.|
|Look into my eyes.|
I know I have used that line before but I had to end the post with a head on picture of those hypnotic eyes.