Siskin numbers are starting to increase and this should continue into March.
|Male Goldfinch with very little of the red mask extending behind the eye compared to the female below.|
|Female Goldfinch with the red of the mask extending well behind the eye and far more than the male above.|
After the net came down the Belgian-ringed Blackcap appeared and happily fed on the fat cakes at the same time as a Starling. Hopefully it won't be too long before I get the details of when and where it was ringed from the BTO.
|A not very good photo taken through a window against the light but it does show that the Blackcap is quite bold and happy to feed fairly close to a Starling.|