It was also interesting to re-trap HNV693, a female goldcrest. This bird was ringed in October 2014, re-trapped in November 2014 and now in early January 2015. We get very few re-traps of goldcrests (we ringed 72 in 2014 – almost all between mid-September and mid-November inclusive), and the assumption is that they almost all move through. This bird, however, appears to be wintering on the marsh.
Some photos taken by Charlie of the siskin and two of the three bullfinches are below.
|Adult male bullfinch (C. Sargent)|
|Adult female bullfinch (C. Sargent)|
|Adult female siskin (C. Sargent)|