Wednesday 25 February 2015

A Bird in the Hand

Hemel (BMT): In connection with my volunteering with the Box Moor Trust, I’ve had the opportunity to join a wonderfully experienced and careful BTO ringer at the Gadespring Cress Beds. Little birds, up close, held in the hand....fantastic. The morning started off gloomy and grey with drizzle but by the time we finished for lunch, the sun was peaking out. 11 Reed Buntings ringed at the site over 2 mornings in February.

Female Reed Bunting

Ringing (a Dunnock! Forgot to photograph the RB!)
 Measuring the wing

Checking the tail feathers to assess age

 Mist Net (between A & B, feeders in trees)


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