Saturday, 4 February 2017

Colour-ringed Waxwing


Committed digital photographers (Doug Goddard, Jim Dunkley and John Gamble) at Sywell yesterday collectively managed to record the colour ring sequence of a marked Waxwing within the flock.

This young female has a metal ring (NW82868) on its right leg with a white colour ring above. The left leg has blue, red, green in ascending order down the leg (the blue is difficult to see).

This bird was caught and ringed at Rosemount Viaduct in Aberdeen on 29th December 2016, resighted in Harworth, Notts on 27th January 2017 and has probably been with us for a few days now.

Well done to our patient photographers in providing us with this information!


Neil M

Images courtesy of
John Gamble.

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