Despite the unsettled weather over the last few days, we fluked a beautiful morning and had another cracking morning's ringing. The vast majority of birds were in the first 2 or 3 rounds, and we finished on 114 birds processed.
Blackcaps may have headed up the league table with 37 caught, but the bird of the day was without question Lesser Whitethroat, of which we caught 14.
The rest of the league table looked like this:
Whitethroat = 12
Reed Warbler = 12
Chiffchaff = 9
Garden Warbler = 5
Willow Warbler = 3
Sedge Warbler = 1
An increasing number of birds were carrying fat reserves and this Chiffchaff had two particularly obvious old greater coverts.