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Ringed Greenfinch

Observed: 30th July 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in Birds
Ringed Greenfinch
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I have never seen a ringed bird in my garden in the 17 years I have lived here so was rather excited.I cannot make out any numbers,I think it is a juvenile maybe female but I am not sure.I don't know of any ringers in my area.

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Ringed

Well spotted! Looks like an adult, as there is a lot of wear on the breast feathers, which will be moulted out soon. Wouldn't like to sex it from the angle given, but maybe female. It's not one of mine...I ring on the other leg! There will be ringers in Northumberland, though I don't know anyone there myself. Greenfinches travel around the country quite a lot, so it could be from anywhere, really.

Ian
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