Myself and Stuart went to Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods again today to see if we could catch any more Firecrests, but there were very few birds about at all and after two hours all we caught was a single Treecreeper (below). Although this was a new species ringed at this site it was a very disappointing morning.
So I then went back home and set up a net in the garden catching 15 new birds, a third of which were Blackbirds including an adult female (below) that had characteristics of a continental bird with a greyer, oily appearance that local birds.
A Fieldfare has also claimed the area under the seed feeder as its own, defending it rather ruthlessly from the Blackbirds but allowing smaller birds to come and feed.
Treecreeper - 1
Blue Tit - 4
Goldfinch - 2
Chaffinch - 1
Greenfinch - 3
Blackbird - 5