On a not so sunny Saturday morning, several of us met on Astley Moss SSSI for our last mist netting session at the site for the winter. Unfortunately there was quite a breeze whipping around & a slight drizzle, which nearly put an end to the mornings session. However it quickly dried up & the wind dropped slightly, which allowed us to carry on catching.
The mornings ringing produced totals of 10 Yellowhammer, 6 Tree Sparrow, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chaffinch and 1 Greenfinch.
Due to the morning not being particularly busy, there was plenty of opportunity for the trainees in the group to practice extracting and processing birds.
For another account of the days activities please see Zac’s blog