Monday, 11 May 2015

Starlings Ringed

After watching the Starlings in the nest box on the side of my house grow and prosper over the last few weeks, tonight I got some C rings from my trainer, Ray, and ringed 5 very healthy looking chicks. Here are a few photos.

Just before ringing

Young Starling

Developing feathers

Looking at how far developed the feathers were, I don't think it'll be too long before these birds fledge. Hopefully the adults will start again, and we'll have another brood to bolster numbers of this super bird.

I'll update the BTO's Nestbox Challenge website with details of today's ringing. 

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