The catch was steady during the first half of the morning but soon dropped off, the highlights being 5 returning warblers retrapped and a new Jay. A mallard tried hard to stay in the nets twice but not hard enough for us to extract it. We did catch the first 3J of the season, a Robin.
Total catch was (new/retrap) 26/6 made up of: Jay 1/0, Blackbird 2/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Dunnock 2/0, Wren 8/0, Robin 2/0, Blackcap 3/3, Chiffchaff 0/1, Reed Warbler 0/1, Cetti’s Warbler 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 1/0, Tree Creeper 1/0, Reed Bunting 2/0.
The oldest retrap was a Blackcap from 2010 that we had not caught since it was originally ringed in the net next to where we caught it this time.
Jay (Sue Lakeman)