Lockdown restrictions meant the only ringing this month was at Tythebarns and Woolley Firs, where a total of 32 new birds of 10 species were handled.
3 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest and a Jay were the most interesting. With little hope of change until at least February, what prospects are there for January?
If you are near heathland, Crossbills are early nesters or try locating your local Tawny Owls. Take a camera for reading rings in your local park – there’s plenty to look forward to.
Take care, and please stay safe.