An afternoon at Warnham LNR with one net up by a couple of feeders in the visitor centre garden proved successful. Jacob having only recently got his trainee permit was keen to start some ringing and got off to a good start with an array of Blue and Great Tits mainly comprising retraps.
Although one of the Great Tits had a huge growth on its forehead which is thought to have been the result of avian pox (which seems to be seen especially in this species).
These were followed by a selection of tree specialists with a Treecreeper, then a retrap Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker and to finish the day a Coal Tit (this being the 18th of the year).
This weeks set of ringing takes the year total to over 5,000 new birds.
New birds ringed: