A few hours here and there and a good couple of mornings and the site is looking much better. There’s still plenty to do but I think it should pay off in the future.
At Woolley Firs, March can be a tough month for ringing as the winter flocks disperse and the summer migrants are yet to arrive. The stormy weather didn’t help and we didn’t get to Woolley until 15th; a Tuesday as we finally got the message that calm weekends weren’t to be taken for granted.
Rewards included a Danish-ringed Redwing and some rather good-looking Brambling.
Young male Brambling feeding-up at Woolley Firs
We opened the site at Wraysbury and found the site in good shape. The catch included Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and one of the Blackbirds could be seen with-egg - nature is getting on with the year!