All of the Redwing were aged as first year birds, or age code 5, so I took a couple of photos of one.
|Head Shot of Redwing at Manor Farm Country Park|
|Close up of Greater Coverts showing Large Thorns on Juvenile Coverts|
|Pointed Tail Feathers of Juvenile Redwing|
During the session we caught four recoveries, three Dunnocks and a Blackbird. The two longest recoveries were both Dunnocks, one was originally ringed on the 9th April 2011 and the other on 12th February 2012, so 2 years 291 days and 1 year 337days since ringing. By the end of the session we had ringed nine species, but unfortunately had added no House Sparrows for my RAS project.
I did also hear back from BTO HQ this week about one of the nestling Barn Swallows that I had ringed in the summer. This bird had been ringed in the nest on 2nd June 2013 and was retrapped on the 25th August seven kilometres to the south-west, 84 days later. Not the longest distance recovery, but it is nice to know that one of my birds successfully fledged.