204 new birds of 20 species got the year off to a good start for the hardy teams that ventured out.
Unsurprisingly, Blue and Great Tit topped the list with 85 and 30 each, but Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tit tied for third on 14.
Nice species to get on the list were 3 Meadow Pipit, a Fieldfare, Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap and Lesser Redpoll. Details of a number of recoveries were received from the BTO. Notably, the Redwing from December 2018 ringed in 908km away in Rogaland, Norway in the autumn of 2017 and a Blackcap, ringed by the group at Minet last August and recaptured 1,754km away in Gibraltar last August.