Today's walked picked up several blackbirds but we were only able to read the ring code on one bird, BX (see map below). He was ringed on 5th December 2012 as an adult making him at least three years old. Where BX was seen today is his usual spot and its likely it is close to where he bred this year. The vast majority of the other blackbirds seen were unringed - we need to get out more!
The results of our mornings survey. B = blackbird (the yellow B is BX),
R = redwing (we saw 8), and MT = mistle thrush