So this morning found us netting the feeding station for the first time; and our decision was justified by 6 recaptures of birds ringed in the nest boxes, along with 34 newly ringed birds: Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch & Robin.
After the woods we headed back for breakfast and caught up on some work, before heading off to Southport Marine Lake - for an afternoon of ring reading. We started off reading Black Headed Gull rings around the Lake, and the bread they were scrapping over attracted the attention of a Canada Goose. We noticed the old style of L clip ring the bird was carrying as it staggered & stumbled on land towards the food: and for good reason! Having successfully read the ring it later transpired that the goose was ringed as an adult at Southport Marine Lake in 1993 by Wes Halton, making the bird over 17 years old!