Blue Tits #2

I’m delighted to be spending time with Blue Tits in the forest here at Lago di Alviano.

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

These don’t have metal rings on their legs.

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Some of my nicest photographs of Blue Tits in the UK are slightly tarnished by them having ankle jewellery.

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

We’ve ringed 2.5 million of them in the UK.

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

We get useful scientific information about them from the rings we recover.

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Unfortunately 42% of Blue Tit leg rings are recovered from domestic cats.

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