We processed 56 new birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):
Fieldfare - 1
Blackbird - 3 (1)
Greenfinch - 49
Blue Tit - 1
Great Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Dunnock - (1)
Robin - (1)
Wren - (1)
We have ringed 257 Greenfinch this autumn at the obs and haven't retrapped a single one!
From a 'vis' perspective the greatest interest of the morning were the Brambling and we had 48 go over. Other birds on the move included 4 Blackbirds, 2 Redwings, 5 Fieldfares, 3 Linnets, 3 Goldfinch, 760 Jackdaws and a Grey Wagtail.
As it was half term Ian had his little girls with him for the second half of the ringing session and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Three new trainees for the future?
Starting them young. Yours truly with three future trainees!?