Friday, 5 November 2010

Waxwings - Week One

This year’s early invasion of Waxwings has seen thousands of birds in and around Aberdeen, with GRG trying to catch as many as possible. In the past week we have colour ringed 153 birds, with a white ring underneath the metal on the right leg and three colours on the left. Please look out for them.

We caught our first control today - a juvenile with a Swedish ring, the third for the UK!!

Also caught was an adult female Sparrowhawk, that had been terrorising the Waxwings all day

Hopefully we'll get lots more Waxwings this weekend and in the coming weeks, unless all the berries have been eaten by then!

Thanks to Thomas, Bogo and Derek for the photos

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