Saturday, 19 November 2011

More memories of the past

Against my better judgement I was up at 5.45am this morning to accompany Patrick Barker and his friend Etienne on one of their early morning bird ringing sessions.  I used to be a very active ringer but advancing years and two spine operations have seen me turn to photography.  It was a good feeling to see a lovely dawn with mist and eventually sunshine. 

Etienne and Patrick processing the birds.

We caught about 50 birds mostly Greenfinches but also Linnets, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Wrens, Blue Tits and Dunnocks.  The best bird was a Treecreeper caught by a hedge some way from the nearest mature trees.

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