The usual suspects are at the feeding station and I have had up to 247 Tree Sparrows, 25 Chaffinch and a few Yellowhammers. As I said before I've been out a couple of days surveying and although it has been good to be back out in the field I haven't seen a great deal. I had a male Bullfinch at one site which was nice. I mention the Bullfinch because on the Fylde they are scarce and you need to know where to find them. Also at the same site I had three Tree Sparrows, but that's 'small beer' compared to my wintering flock.
Buzzards have been very active this week and I have seen several birds at every site I've visited. It's also noticeable that a few Redwings are now on their way back as I had several small flocks with 24 being the largest.
It's the North West Ringers' conference for me tomorrow and I am really looking forward to that as it will be great to catch up with some 'old faces' and pick up some tips. So it will be Sunday before I am out again.
Just to finish you will see a picture below that my good friend Nigel sent me of a Bald Eagle that he caught and ringed recently in Canada. Rather him than me handling that monster! Cracking bird though!