Sunday, 7 July 2013

House Sparrows

Having been ringing in my garden for over a year now, one of the things I find interesting is the comings and goings of certain species.

in July 2012 I was mainly catching Starlings and Goldfinches, yet this year I have had the pleasure of catching House Sparrows as the dominant species at my feeders.

I am very much looking forward to (hopefully) recapturing some ringed birds in the future and also trying to sex some of the young birds as they go through their post juvenile moult.

As with many species this spring I have noticed some very weak feathers and fault barring in the tail feathers which one might attribute to occasional periods of cold and windy weather whilst the birds were in the nest.

Ian




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