Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Snow Bunting

2 yellow and 2 white tags
Green, yellow and silver tags
Silver, yellow, black and blue tags
White tags
White, yellow, red and blue tags
With it being the children's half term break and the hubby being off work we went skiing, again! At lunch time I watched small flocks of Snow Buntings flying around the car park and landing periodically in the hunt for food. I was lucky some landed near us so got some rather nice photos of them. One of the things that really intrigued me was that a number of the birds had coloured leg rings which would suggest they are being monitored. A person on twitter directed me to this site regarding bird ringing. For more information on Snow Bunting's click here. The birds migrate here in the winter although there are some resident and breeding in this country which may suggest the ringing is their migrating habits and where they come from, but I'm no expert, I shall have to delve further as it is fascinating me.

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