Only two sessions took place this month - both at Woolley Firs. EP, while recovering from a broken leg, returned to the hospital for a heart op. The op went well and EP is, once again, on the recovery path. We wish her well.
** Welcome SHA (and father). SHA, fourteen and a keen birder, has joined us for a couple of taster sessions and hopes to join the group for 2023 to train with CHR **
Woolley Firs – WF (CHR)
We ran two sessions in November (12th & 19th), both at the woodland feeders
Opening the site produced 60 captures where we taped Mistle Thrush, Firecrest, 9 Goldcrest, and 2 Coal Tits. Numbers were very much down on last year when 150 birds were recorded when opening the site. Woolley set a new group longevity record for Great Tit (9+ years) which is only a year behind the national record, set at a site I trained at in Teesside - small world!