Gary, Emma and I braved the cold at Granby today. It was overcast, with a north-easterly that got in to your bones, and the odd snow shower.
We caught birds steadily with 76 birds processed, with more than half being retraps. The oldest retraps were: Dunnock - 2009; Robin 2010; Blue Tit - 2010(2); Great Tit - 2010; Chaffinch 2004 & 2010; Yellowhammer 2008 and 2009. The obvious highlight being the nine year old Chaffinch, and as is often the case it re-appearing as the breeding season approaches.
Totals were 34/42 (new/retraps): Dunnock 3/4, Robin 0/3, Blackbird 4/2, Blue Tit 0/6, Great Tit 1/8, Brambling 1/0, Chaffinch 11/6, Yellowhammer 10/10, Reed Bunting 4/3.