Monday, May 25, 2009
The people you come across in London at 6am! This is Phil and he's a bird ringer with the British Trust for Ornithology . Around 800,000 birds are ringed in Britain and Ireland each year in order to gather information about migration, size, habitats and populations. According to the leaflet he gave me, the birds are not unduly affected by the little rings which are of relative size to the bird's weight and a bit like wearing a watch. The bird here is a Dunnock.