Liz got a call at 8:00am (me just getting out of bed) they just caught a Icterine Warbler and are taking it back to the Obs for ringing! is shouted from the bottom of the stairs... I quickly gather my stuff and tear up the island like a rally driver.
|The Asst. Warden and licensed ringer "Will" have you know... This is serious stuff! Bird Ringing.|
|Pointing to the pale edges forming a pale panel one of the clues to identifying "Ickey" in the field.|
|Though I see Icterine Warbler ever year in my garden, I have never seen one ringed and in hand. |
So this was a real treat. Thanks Will.
|The bird was let go happy and unharmed.|
Also in the Obs Ringing Room this morning...