Ringing in the garden

Yesterday we spent the morning ringing in our garden with our trainer Geoff.  We were kept quite busy with a pleasing 24 birds, mostly consisting of Blue Tits.  We caught 21 Blue Tits, 1 House Sparrow and 2 Coal Tits.  

The Blue Tits were about evenly made up of 4’s and 3’s.

 The male House Sparrow was a very smart individual.  It was the first male House Sparrow I’ve ringed and our garden is the only site where we’ve ringed the species.











The Coal Tits were both 1st calendar year birds.

The majority of the Blue Tits caught yesterday may have been part of a small flock passing through the garden as only 1 or 2 ringed Blue Tits have been seen since.