Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Reed Bunt Ringing

Good session this evening with twenty four new birds ringed and just three re-traps, mostly Reed Warbler and Common Whitethroat, with several Sedge, and my first Reed Bunting (female).

This female Greenfinch was caught but unfortunately could not be ringed as showing signs of the disease Trichomonosis, which is getting fairly commonly found within the finch family, so this bird is sadly highly unlikely to make the winter.

trichomonosis , caused by microscopic parasite.

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