Wednesday, 19 December 2007

(posted by simeon)
I ringed this green woodpecker at my local patch on saturday 15th december. I still have the scars to prove it! It was the first time I had ringed this species. Apparently this bird was a male beause of the red on the neck (see first photograph). I also ringed my first woodpigeon which was really strong!

1 comment:

Stephen Menzie said...

Yeah, the red centre to the black 'moustache' sexes it as a male - something you can use easily when you're watching one in the field. Did you age it as well?