A Morning Ringing at Cissbury

This morning I went ringing at Cissbury Ring in Findon. We arrived earlier than usual at 7 and as we did the sun was rising. It turned out to be a beautiful, mild day.

Sunrise at Cissbury Ring

 I started off by putting up a couple of mist nets for the first time. Throughout the day I ringed 2 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, Blue Tit, Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch and a male Bullfinch. In the photos below you can see the clear differences between the Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. The Willow Warbler as you can see here is much sleaker and has a much more visible eye stripe.


Chiffchaff

Willow Warbler

Ringing 4 Greenfinches, 2 males and 2 females was quite nice as we could compare the two.

Female Greenfinch

Male Greenfinch

We heard a Red-Legged Patridge, Raven, Blackbird, Skylark and Blackcap whilst we were ringing.




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