Gary, Duncan, Alex, Tom and I met for the first 2016 ringing session at Sutton Bonington in fair mist netting conditions this morning. We were expecting an early finish as rain was forecast for later in the morning. The site was unusually quiet and at the first round the nets were empty. The second round produced just a retrap Blue Tit........very odd! The third round did give us a few birds but by then (0915) the rain had started early, this catch gave us 5 Goldfinch and a Greenfinch. As we were processing these a female Sparrowhawk was spotted in the top shelf of one of the nets but of course it had extracted itself before we were able to get to it. We took down and headed for home in the rain, again.