South Brent

The BTO rung Greenfinch has been on the garden feeders everyday since first being seen about 10 days ago, following email recieved from the BTO as follows "Thanks Steve and I agree that this is _T7218_ but we know Greenfinches begin with T, so this will be TT7218_ which is fine. There are just 10 possibilities, four of which are males, all ringed near you in winter 2012/13. So we'll process it with these details and send you a proper report in the next 4-6 weeks."

As the bird is a definate male it would seem to be one of four possiblities, had a friend come with his netting and ringing kit today but the Greenfich while present did not fall into the net, but netted, rung and took records of 15 Blue Tits, 1 male Blackbird, 1 hen Chaffinch and one male House Sparrow, Siskin heard calling as were Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker seen and heard woodpeckers drumming for the first time this year, flight of 5 Canadian geese passed over, constant passage of Raven's, single birds and a trio, a trio of Bullfinch came in second day in a row, 2 males 1 hen, Nuthatch which evaded the ringers net !! Wren, Couple of Redwings in the field, Long Tailed Tit once the nets had been packed away, small murmuration of Starlings around 5.30pm smaller number than seen last evening, just need to finish off by listening for any Tawny owls calling, have been up to five over the last few nights.

Posted March 4th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News