Sunday, 29 April 2012

Chiff tail.

I recently rung this Chiffchaff that showed that it had replaced its two central tail feathers, which are more adult, but still retains the more brownish grey and worn juvenile feathers.

Tough for Herons.

 Jedward the heron!
We managed to ring one juvenile heron at Watermead. Sadly its two siblings had succumbed to the cold and wet weather. This may be made worse by Sundays extreme weather. I also saw a heron carrying nesting material, so perhaps second attempts will be made, but this is rare. Let us hope that Jedward Heron makes it through!