Siskins in particular have seen a huge jump with this last week seeing just shy of 70 new birds caught and many of which with significant fat reserves meaning they are building up and starting their spring migration back to the north and Scandinavia. But the real highlight was catching a fabulous adult male Brambling (see below) which was already wearing a ring from Denmark! Real proof of the migrations of these birds and quite an amazing record and is only the 9th ever Danish ringed Brambling to be found in Great Britain. I can't wait to get the full details of where and when this bird was originally ringed, but can take some time.
|What an amazing looking bird......|
|...beautiful markings on its back|
|clearly see the word Denmark on the ring|