Sunday 7 November 2010

Garden - 6 Nov 2010

I was at the OSME council meeting at Tring and Denise was going to occupy herself with some garden ringing, but before I left, the first bird in the net turned out to be:

Ring-necked Parakeet

Unfortunately, unlike a few others that had previously managed to extract themselves, this one seemed to have got it self settled permanently into the net pocket. Neither of us are proud, garden gloves were obtained as neither of us wanted to lose parts of our fingers during handling. Once processed I left Denise to mixed day varying between some garden ringing and decorating. 36 birds were processed, 15 Blue Tits, single Coal and Great Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Starlings, the Parakeet, plus 4 re-traps.