A double effort day today with Mike Polling ringing at Aylmer Avenue and George over at the Observatory. The combined result for the day was 50 birds processed including 36 New birds and 14 Retraps.
The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (24/0) Swallow, (1/0) Dunnock, (1/0) Reed Warbler, (1/0) Lesser Whitethroat, (0/1) Whitethroat, (1/0) Blackcap, (0/1) Chiffchaff, (2/0) Willow Warbler, (2/3) Blue Tit, (0/6) Great Tit, (0/3) Chaffinch, (3/0) Greenfinch and (1/0) Goldfinch.
A much better day with the first Swallows of the year being attracted to the storm ridge during active migration. Hopefully these will be the first of many to come this Autumn. Warbler numbers also now are starting to build up.