I spent a weekend with the European Conservation Action Network (EuCAN) at the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe centre. The birds seen here were caught in mist nets and ringed by Neil, who measured their wingspan, checked for disease, and sent them away back into the wild.

Neil exhibits a female bullfinch

Pair of goldfinches

Great tit

Chaffinch

Goldfinches having their wing feathers checked

Blue tit having its ankle ringed

Rachel surveys a dunnock

Goldfinch being ringed

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