Gary and I made the first summer visit to Ramsdale setting the usual line of 8x18m nets. Conditions were good with a light but increasing breeze and generally overcast skies, with a few minutes of drizzle at one point.
Catching was steady but the nets at the top of the slope caught more than those at the bottom, the opposite of what generally occurred last year. In total we ended with a catch of 45 including 5 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Blackbird 4/1, Dunnock 4/0, Wren 5/0, Robin 1/0, Blackcap 4/1, Garden Warbler 1/0, Chiffchaff 5/1, Willow Warbler 4/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 2/0, Coal Tit 3/0, Bullfinch 2/1, Greenfinch 1/0, Linnet 0/1. The oldest retraps, as you would expect from a site first operated a year ago, were last year's birds.