Cracking but usexpected ringing session this morning. Conditions were not the best, it was windy and we always had the threat of rain. Thankfully the rain held off and we ended the morning with 52 new and 45 re-traps - very good for this time of year. Highlights had to be the large number of long-tailed tits caught. They are often around but always seem to keep clear despite running a tape to attract them. For some reason they just wanted to go in the nets today and we ended up with getting 29! Always cracking birds to handle and usually really easy to extract.
A new woodcock was a nice early bird and a couple of goldcrests added some variety.
2 lesser redpoll and 3 siskin on the feeders when I got home but it was too windy to open and nets - save them for next time!