We had one last go on Saturday 3rd November, the day started with a sharp frost and no wind early on, then warming up slightly and an ever increasing Westerly.
Meadow Pipits were conspicuous by there absence, Thrushes and Finches were thin on the ground.
It was good to catch a few of our logo birds, just to keep those fingers nimble in the cold!
1st. Winter (3) Wren, our favourite !!!!
39 new birds and 5 retraps were processed, with Treecreeper, Jay and Redwing among them.
Song Thrush 2
Goldcrest 7 (1)
Long-tailed Tit 8 (1)
Blue Tit 5 (1) originally ringed 22/10/11
Great Tit 1 (2) one from 17/10/10 and the other 01/10/11
Plus one each of Redwing, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and Jay.
1st Winter (3) Redwing
The second invader caught, this time a 1st. Winter (3)
Not much was going overhead apart from a flock of 10 + Brambling and Tony had a Swallow briefly.
Time now to concentrate on Snow Bunting and the cover crop, hopefully may get a Teal catch as well.
PS The Great Tit control mentioned in the previous post was ringed at Burgh Castle this year as a 3, thanks to Paul Noakes for the info.