Soar mill Leucistic Blackcap

Early ringing session this morning . Large numbers of both Skylarks & meadow pipits passing over along with at least 30 + Jays during couple hours i was there. Blackcaps & chiffs in abundance in the bushes but thats been nothing out of the ordinary this autumn ! No nice surprises in the nets apart from this nice leucistic blackcap which i initially thought was a Garden warler in the net on approach . Nice neat bird & biometrics all as you would expect from a blackcap . Tally was 15 blackcaps ringed along with 4 chiffs ,all birds glad to say say with good fat covering !

leucistic blackcap
leucistic blackcap

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wing detail

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Posted October 1st, 2014 at 6:58 pm by David Scott in Bird News