Blog #5 – A Fab Find


On the same day as my previous blog about Waxwings I discovered something amazing so decided to write a separate blog about it.

When I was looking back through the photographs I’d taken of the Waxwings in Motherwell the day after New Year,  I discovered that one of the birds had 5 rings on its legs.

Waxwing Ringed
Waxwing Ringed

 

I contacted the RSPB community who suggested that I get in touch with the Grampian Ringing Group who have been involved in ringing Waxwings.  They kindly replied attaching loads of information on the bird I’d photographed; it turned out to be a 4 year old female originally ringed in Aberdeen just a few months earlier.  The full information supplied is below and the picture is also featured in their latest blog.

 

LGY

 

   

MW

 

   

NW82609

 

   

17/12/2016

 

   

Leadside Road, Aberdeen

 

   

4f

 

   

RD

 

   

 

 

   

Ringed today

 

                                 
 

LGY

 

   

MW

 

   

NW82609

 

   

02/01/2017

 

   

Merry Street, Motherwell

 

   

4f

 

   

Mike

 

     

Resighting. PHOTGRAPH

 

More About Ringing

Bird ringing is a safe way of attaching a very small and light weight ring to birds which does not harm or bother the bird in any way. This means if a bird is captured or a ring is seen or photographed the details can be tracked by the BTO and organisations like the   Grampian Ringing Group. This is a great way of tracking bird movements and learning more about their behaviours.

If you see a bird with a ring please report it into local ringing clubs and the BTO.

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