The morning was cold (6.5 °C) and a light Easterly, however this strengthened through the morning to a moderate Easterly and started to rain steadily from 8.20 am. Luckily due to lack of birds and the weather we had already taken the nets down and missed out on a drenching!
Sharon, The Guvnor and Mr. Fix it with the 'logo bird '
13 new birds and 6 ( retraps ) were processed, with the first Chiffchaffs and Goldcrest of the year being ringed. At least 3 Chiff's were heard singing in the morning.
The ENRG logo !
WREN ; 1 (1 ) One originally ringed 14/09/08
DUNNOCK ; 0 (3) One ringed 12/09/09 and another 21/04/07
BLACKBIRD ; 1
CHIFFCHAFF ; 2
GOLDCREST ; 1
LONG-TAILED TIT ; 0 (2) One from 19/09/09
CHAFFINCH ; 1
GOLDFINCH ; 4
A Sunday afternoon stroll down Winterton Valley produced 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Goldcrest and a hunting Kestrel.