Leith Hill continues to throw up more Redpolls, but a few other species also graced the session on Monday including a Long-tailed Tit and only the second Treecreeper for the site. Two more Redpoll controls were caught - L054653 and Y469779. The addition of the first displaying Woodlark of the year was also a nice early sign of spring.
Treecreeper (above). Sightings faired a lot better with c100 Fieldfare and 4 Mandarin Duck standing out.
Have had a couple of recoveries back too this week:
X317744 - Redpoll - 1st year male ringed at Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Horsham on 22/12/2008 and recaught at Hollesley Heath, Suffolk on 19/10/2009 301 days and 162km NE.
L080823 - Reed Bunting - adult male ringed at Chesworth Farm, Horsham on 30/12/2009 and recaught at Chobham Common, Surrey on 12/11/2011 682 days and 41km NNW.
L977558 - Lesser Redpoll - 1st year ringed at Whitehouse, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire on 10/10/2011 and recaught at Duke's Warren, Leith Hill on 21/10/2011 11 days and 207km SSE (below).
Common (Mealy) Redpoll - 46
Redpoll sp. - 5
Goldfinch - 2
Robin - 1
Siskin - 3
Blue Tit - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Great Tit - 2
Long-tailed Tit - 1
Treecreeper - 2
Song Thrush - 2