George was ringing again today, both at the Observatory early morning and then later on, over at the feeding station. Results were mixed but plenty of young birds were starting to appear in the scrub around the netting areas. There were 20 birds processed including 15 New birds and 5 Retraps.
The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (3/1) Whitethroat, (0/1) Chiffchaff, (4/1) Great Tit, (3/0) Chaffinch, (3/0) Greenfinch and (2/2) Goldfinch.
With the start of June we can now start to look forward to catching lots of young birds which will rapidly start to appear all over the reserve. The quietest period of the ringing year at Gib is nearly over!