We have been taking advantage of some recent respites in the weather and have been out re-sighting blackbirds or at least attempting too!
There are good numbers of blackbirds in the study area with several ringed birds being spotted. But as February draws to a close we have only managed to read four codes so far, all on the same day.
AC - first ringed in 2012 when he was at least two years old
AH - he was also ringed as in 2012 (also at least two years old!)
BD - Another of the class of 2012, BD is now in her 4th calendar year
FS - he was at least 2 years old when caught in February last year
Hopefully as the weather improves and evenings become lighter we'll get more!