Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Nest Finding

Awwwwww !
Had a bad day yesterday and my face strongly resembled the gubby (baby bird) on the right !
And here is mama ( or dada ?):

Avid readers of Stephen Menzie's dynamic and fantastic blog (see list to the right) will now be fully aware of the intracies of ageing Robins. The above bird looks like a 5 to me - wee bit of contrast in GC length and outer ones with prominent thorns (though not totally reliable).
A typical 'ringers eye view':

"Aaaaaaaaaargh !!!!"
More controvesial Crossbill stuff very soon, promise !