Saturday, 9 August 2008

Sat 9th Aug

LH: Tried for a few birds this morning - weather not at its best, though. Cool - and wind got up by 10am.
Two good results, namely a juvenile Kingfisher (pics by Ed) and an old Blackbird. This male was originally ringed as a 3JM on 15th Sept 2001 and, at 6 years 10 months & 25 days, is the third "oldest" ever for the Group. It had also not been caught since Aug 2002, when it had moved from 'the rough' to the 'long hedge'.

[For a list of the "top ten" oldest Blackbirds at Priory, go to the Priory CP blog of todays date]

Above: Weighing the kingfisher

Above: The kingfisher whispered to Errol, 'This is my best side'

Above: Just had to show you the bit most people see in the field (but up close!).

No comments: