Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crossbill Calamity

For several of the Cardiff Ringers, seeing a Crossbill in the hand would be a first. Today Vaf and Facey had that experience but the circumstances some what tarnished it - the Crossbill in question had been hit by a car (not the one they were driving!) and died shortly after being picked off the road. Such a shame as they are truly ace birds.

But the presence of a bird in the hand, dead or alive, does provide an opportunity to learn and the bird was scrutinised post mortem when a copy of Svenson was at hand.

The bird will continue contributing to science as it will soon be interred at the museum.

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