Juvenile Birds

Sunday, July 2nd 2023

Before I deal with the juvenile birds there are two thank yous that need to be given.

Firstly Foxglove was granted money from Mr R Brooks, who is the Principal for Environmental Support and Compliance in the DIO Technical Services team.  This money provided Foxglove with much needed tools.  This is really appreciated and they will be well used to help with the valuable habitat work that is carried out across the reserve.  They arrived and Carl and Gerry enjoyed unpacking them!  

We had another generous donation from Mr C Bulloch who gave us another Robinson Moth Trap that was no longer being used.  This will soon be put out with our other traps.  Again very many thanks.

Now to the birds.  The nesting season is almost finished and the young juvenile birds are coming through the ringing room.

This Robin is probably from a second brood as it does not have any red feathers, only its speckled breast.

Another Robin caught was older showing some of its red feathers.

We have a large population of Bullfinches across the reserve, giving many visitors a great deal of pleasure as they rarely see them in their home haunts.  This is a juvenile.

The final chcicks to be ringed were the Barn Owls.  There were three chicks and they received their rings.  You can see the different ages.  The eldest was showing its beautiful wing feathers, which you can just see at the bottom of the photo.

A close up of a chick.

Thank you to all the bird ringers who have monitored hundreds of nest boxes this season. 

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