Saturday, 1 February 2014

A Visitor from the Continent

I took advantage of a very short break in the weather this morning and ringed for 2 hours in a garden on the far eastern slopes of Leith Hill at Holmwood.  I only caught 28 birds of three species, with 23 Lesser Redpolls including 18 new birds, two recent retraps, a retrap from winter 2012/13, a British control and only my second ever Belgian control (see below).

Below the ring number you can make out the name Brussels

Stunning adult male Lesser Redpoll from Belgium

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