Sunday, 28 October 2012

Belgian Blackcap

A trip to Kilpaison by five of the group yesterday morning produced a catch of around 45 birds. The highlight was a control 1stW  blackcap wearing a Brussels ring. It proved very difficult to read, and various people had to make an attempt using a variety of optical aids before agreement on the ringing scheme could be made. This highlights the main problem associated with the gradually shifting age profile of licensed bird ringers; soon no one will be able to read the ring numbers!

1 comment:

  1. You need to feel lucky ... Here I show a ring wearing a slinky on your keychain few years also from Belgium:
    And here the solution of the problem:
    Greetings from Andalucia Spain.