On Sunday I finally got to go back to ringing after SATs and this time I was at Brook vale; a new sight for me. This picture below is a male Blackcap with a Spanish ring on. It was really exciting for me because it was the first species of bird I have held from abroad.
In this picture you might roughly be able to make out the words MADRID, this is where the ring was made.
Today me and Dan also got a few new species of bird. First up was a Reed Warbler (my second favorite warbler in this country.
You may of guessed my first favorite warbler is the Sedge, I love the males thick eye-brow and the way it blends into the reed colour (I got to ring one of these).
I think it is quite obvious Peters favorite warbler is the Raisin Filled Pastry warbler all the way from a local habitat called ASDA!
After my session at Brook Vale we went on to ring some chicks, I think young Jackdaws (below) are so cute.
This a picture of me and Peter holding the chicks, at this age they were ringable.
I couldn't wait to go and ring the young Tawny owls, but they could wait for me...
These little fellers are cute but ruthless! if one of their talons get into your skin you are going to be in quite a bit of pain. As you can see I am completely and utterly focused on the talons.
What a brilliant day. You can read Scouse Ringer's blog here.