Saturday, 13 September 2014

Garden stuff

A lovely calm morning which appeared very quiet but with just a few nets up we caught 36 new birds and 10 retraps this morning

The first six Goldcrests of the autumn and a nice selection of common birds in a variety of plumage states including a couple of Dunnocks near to completing their moult and a very scruffy female Greenfinch in the middle of its primary moult.

One bird we didn't ring is this Chaffinch with one of the biggest growths of
Papillomatosis we have seen.  Its been a commonly reported disease across the UK this autumn with a few places reporting very high incidences - its fairly uncommon here but we see a few each year.