Thursday, 9 April 2009

Goldfinch


Early this morning (06:50 BST) I retrapped this female Goldfinch. It was originally ringed as a 3 in November '07 and then retrapped in breeding condition in late May '08. Today, it was minus its left foot; this has "disappeared" since the last capture. It seems to be surviving well (weight 17.0 gms, fat 2 and BP2) and does not have any difficulty using the feeders.

This fledgling Robin from the nest next door was next; it was a reasonably strong flier - even with a wing of 66mm. Our first for the year.

1 comment:

Errol said...

Re-caught it on 15th when its wing length had risen to 72mm. Is it going to be a female??