Despite the strong winds last weekend there was a small window early Saturday morning on the 9th March to open up the nets and do some ringing. Numbers of birds around the feeders were low but a smart Songthrush and our first Chiffchaff of the year was scribed into the book along with the usual Blue, Great tits, Blackbirds and Robins.
With far to strong winds again at the weekend for ringing I went over the patch instead. A Red Kite 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 2 Common Buzzard 3 singing Chiffchaff were the highlights. The Kite puts me on 82 for the year patch list.