The catch was fairly steady but it did take quite a bit of ride clearance to get the nets up first thing. We ended with a catch of 65 including 12 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Green Woodpecker 0/1, Blackbird 1/0, Dunnock 2/2, Wren 1/0, Robin 7/0, Blackcap 6/1, Garden Warbler 4/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Reed Warbler 13/6, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Cetti’s Warbler 1/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 10/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0.
The oldest retrap was a Dunnock from 2011. The Green Woodpecker was ringed as a juvenile last year. There were very few Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers around but Reed Warblers seem to be in better numbers than last year. A Hobby passed by early on and Buzzards were around all morning.
Photos by Dave Walker