The last couple of week’s effort into searching for nests around Thetford began to pay off this morning, as I got to ring my first blackbird chicks of the year.
Having waited for the rain to pass, we approached the wall of ivy where this nest is hiding with caution and a little trepidation, hoping the chicks had survived the down pour and plummeting temperatures of recent days.
|Ringing my first Blackbird chicks of the year|
|Carefully adding the uniquely numbered ring to the chicks leg using special ringing pliers|
|All safely tucked up back in the nest|