As well as carrying out the identification, ageing and ringing of over 20 birds, I got more practice extracting birds again this week,including new species such as Goldfinch and Chaffinch.
Birds ringed by me today were as follows (new/retraps): Great Tit 9/0, Blue Tit 5/1, Dunnock 1/0, Coal Tit 4/0, Goldfinch 1/0 and Goldcrest 1/0 ( a lovely male bird).
After the ringing I went out to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with Jayne where we had a walk around the newly re-opened Upper Lake. The trees were looking super with their autumnal colours and there were lots of woodland birds flitting about. The highlight of the walk, however, were the 2 Kingfishers we spotted perched up and fishing from the lakeside reedbeds. Gorgrous birds!
Here are a couple of pictures of the lake and heronry.
Weir and Lower Lake
Heronry and Kingfisher perch?