Saturday, 8 February 2014

More Wind and Rain

Ok, we have had enough now. If it's not windy it's raining and if its not raining its windy. Will we ever get out again ????. Fortunately this time of year we mainly do our scrub clearance program with the occasional ringing sessions during the week. During January we managed three ringing sessions, none of which were particularly productive, with only 50 birds ringed all month. With reports of Brambling and Nuthatch on the top road under the Beech trees we made two attempts but to no avail. The final session was down on the reservoir by the feeders and fortunately it was quite a calm day with the best of the catch being 7 Redwing and 5 Lesser Redpoll. Hopefully the weather will change soon or we will all sink without trace. Mick