Ahh... it's always nice to get back home and there's nothing better than netting in your garden after the mist net has been dormant for a few weeks.
a few hours of netting over the weekend produced the following -
Great Tit - 1
Blue Tit - 2
Dunnock - 3 new / 1 recap
Blackbird - 2
Goldfinch - 5
Greenfinch - 10
Bullfinch - 3 new / 1 recap
Chaffinch - 3
Wren - 1 recap
Robin - 1
Ringed elsewhere -
2 House Sparrow, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Canada geese and 1 Mute Swan.
Some recent recoveries from the BTO -
Tawny Owl that I ringed in Atherton Woods in 2008 was found dead 20km away at Birch Services on the M62.
Siskin ringed in February in my Atherton garden was controlled two days later - 13kms away in Belmont.
Jay ringed in Dales Brow in Swinton (Grt Manchester) by my trainer Steve Christmas hit a window in my home town of Atherton a distance of 7kms.