1st calendar year male Lesser Redpoll
The male with an adult (2cy+) female Lesser Redpolls
One of the prettier Blue Tits of the day!
Did my first bit of ringing of the Bangor academic year this morning on Bangor Mountain with Ros. This is mainly due to Bangor Mountain always being windy as it is quite exposed, so took advantage of it being calm for the first time today.
We manged to catch 35 birds including 2 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Blue Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit (inc. 1 retrap originally ringed on 16/02/13), 3 Coal Tit & 2 Wren.
The Redpolls were the first to be caught on my permit, so was quite excited by this!
Overhead I managed 2 Crossbill, 2 Brambling, 12 Redpoll and 7 Skylark + lots of Redwings still heading SE