Ringing in Gibraltar

Friday, April 7th 2023

Modern technology is wonderful!  A request for more bird photos and in they popped into my inbox!  The first to appear was a Nightingale.  This bird is on the BTO Red list meaning that it is considerd at an increasing level of conservation concern.  Although a brown bird it is its song that makes it special.

The next to appear was the Bonellis Warbler.  This is a bird that frequents woodland, nesting on the ground.  It is an insectivorous feeder.

A Wood Warbler has also been ringed.  This bird is yet another on the Red List.  The distribution map shows Foxglove between two areas where this bird can be seen.  It enjoys insects and spiders!

And finally a Whitethroat.  These birds are not found at Foxglove but are ringed at other sites where the Swaledale Ringing Group visit.  This one might be retrapped at one of these places?

There are a few more photographs that will appear on the blog over the weekend.  Also some signs of spring from Foxglove - watch this space.

Thank you again for the photographs all the way from Gibraltar - as I said at the start of the blog modern technology is wonderful!


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