Sam and Jacob went ringing at Chesworth Farm this morning and with 5 nets managed to catch nearly 100 birds mainly from the copse. There was also a lot of bird movement this morning with 40 Fieldfare and 30+ Redwing, 10 Redpoll (adult male pictured left) and c30 Siskin, 9 Skylark (including 1 songflighting), 30+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer over and 2 late Chiffchaff together. The highlight was the high number of Greenfinch which were constant throughout the morning.
Meanwhile, Wes caught 4 new and 1 control Redpoll at a reserve in Capel.
At the end of the day, Sam, Stuart and Jacob had another attempt at the wagtail roost at Southwater CP, but only 5 birds came in and a new Reed Bunting (right) which managed to make its way into the net.
New birds ringed today: