Friday, 14 October 2016

Linnets and Goldfinches

Linnet ringing at Mwnt with the Teifi Ringers this morning, using a whoosh net. 64 linnets and 1 house sparrow, which was the highlight for Andrew, a trainee with the Teifi Ringing Group as it was a new species for him.

Later on I was back in my garden, where I'm happy to say I got a pair of Goldfinches, species number 15  :)

 Male Goldfinch, as the red on the face extends to behind the eye and has darker/blacker nostril whisker/feathers.

 Female Goldfinch, as the red does not extend to behind the eye and the nostril whiskers/feathers are greyer.

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