Bedfont, Minet and Woolley Firs managed one or two sessions – even a public demo at Woolley Firs – and 75 new birds were ringed including 10 at garden sites.
RRG public ringing demo at Woolley Firs (Karl D Tarratt)
Great Tit and Blue Tit topped the list of 17 species but there were nice records of Green Woodpecker at Minet, Stonechat and Linnet at Woolley Firs and a Chiffchaff at Bedfont. Thorpe Lea Road produced 4 House Sparrows and 2 Coal Tits.
Young male Stonechat (Carl Hunter Roach)
We were pleased to see that a Yellowhammer we ringed at Woolley Firs Farm in December 2014 is doing well, 5+ years later and was caught and released by Hughenden Ringing Group at Jealott's Hill, about 8km to the south.