Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Siskins back in numbers

In the past few months there have been very few Siskins around in Mid-Wales but during the past few weeks they have returned in number from wherever they've spent the winter.  Earlier today I had a couple of hours netting at the "watering hole" in Caerhyddwen Plantation and caught 81 new birds -  47 Siskins, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Coal Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Willow Tit and singles of Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Robin, Dunnock, Great Tit and Bullfinch. There were loads of Crossbills flying over too but they obviously weren't thirsty!

Adult male Siskin

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