Monday, March 07, 2011

getting closer !

Twenty three new Redpolls ringed in an hour this morning including three new Common Redpolls. This bird L704720 was the pick of the bunch, a first year male with a wing of 74mm and supporting the whitest rump of the 110 birds caught so far. Along with its structure, the heavily streaked flanks and under tail coverts ruled out any thought of Arctic Redpoll. Getting closer though!

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