Sunday, 26 October 2014

"Continental" Song Thrush

The weather forecast for the weekend didn't look good for any ringing, but, despite some strongish winds, we managed to get out for a few hours to the private site in Sheffield. We were out for just over four hours and managed to scrape together 13 birds.

Another 2 Goldcrests were good to see, but the most interesting bird of the morning was a Song Thrush that we caught in the first net round. It was aged as a 3 i.e. a bird born this year, but was thought to be a "continental" bird due to its greyer colouration. Hopefully it will survive the winter, fly back to mainland Europe and turn up in a net in Sweden next year.

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