Just the one bird ringed today when a quick visit was made to ring the Sparrowhawk pullus at Aylmer Avenue. Unfortunately, of the three birds that had been in the nest early in the week, only one big female had survived the appalling rain through much of the previous week.
This one bird though was fit and well and not too far off fledging so should hopefully be ok.
Interestingly there were 3 young Sparrowhawks seen branching in the farm yesterday from a nest which we had not discovered untill it was too late to ring them. This is a rare year when two pairs manage to breed on the reserve, less than a mile apart!