We ended with a total of 22 birds including 14 retraps. The species totals were (new/retrap): Dunnock 1/1, Goldfinch 1/0, Yellowhammer 3/6, Reed Bunting 1/1, Robin 0/3, Great Tit 2/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/2. The retraps were all recently ringed birds.
As at the last visit there were at least 3 Buzzards around (which did not impress the Lapwings in the field!) and a few small parties of Fieldfares passing overhead. No warblers yet but spring is definitely here as there was frog spawn in the pond and a toad walked past the ringing base.
Toad (S. Lakeman)