This morning the BTO ringed the chicks. Fortunately the rain stopped at exactly the right time and we remained dry.
Here are photos of the chicks just after I had returned each one to the nest box. I also adjusted cameras 1 & 2 to give an improved view.
PZS who weighed in at an impressive 955g and is our single female.
P3S the smaller of the two males, who was 680g
Finally, P4S the slightly larger of the two males at 685g. P3S was the raucous one of the three.
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
Here they are, getting their 'bling'
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to monkeycheese:
Great pics, showing their displeasure well in that last one of the three together!
In reply to WendyBartter:
Always amazing,how good ringers,keep them calm.
Love this scap where the two at the back,looking at each other . as if to say "Whats with the visit?" Chol:):)
Some photos of the chicks post ringing as I carried them back to the nest box. These are stills from the Gopro footage, I didn't stop to take a photo while they were being held, so don't worry folks!
Thanks to Phil from the BTO (and his daughter) for attending site and carrying out the ringing. Let's hope all three youngsters fledge successfully.
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