With George's continued absence from the Reserve, the ringing totals have certainly taken a dive. He is currently on holiday on "Sule Skerry" (off Northern Scotland). Ringing as many Seabirds as time will allow.
Today though Mike Polling paid us another visit, this time choosing to ring over at the Observatory although the result might not have been what he would of expected! He was poorly rewarded for his efforts with just 5 birds processed although all 5 were New birds.
The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (2/0) Meadow Pipit, (2/0) Whitethroat and (1/0) Willow Warbler.
Good effort Mike!, the whole of the observatory team and especially myself really do appreciate your effort and support.