Velator ringing

A very slow ringing session this morning was considerably enlivened by catching and ringing 3 juvenile Kingfishers. A couple of Reed Warblers, a Blackcap and a juvenile Chiffchaff added interest.

Non-birding: a Comma butterfly was around the ringing table, and at one point, it landed on my hand! A close look at it revealed why it is called Comma! and also why it was there - it was using it's' tongue' (proboscis?) to lick at the tiny sweat droplets off the back of my hand. Very beautiful.

Posted July 16th at 5:03 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News