Today was the second C.E.S. of the year and it was slowly starting to improve. I was accompanied today by visiting ringer Chris Hansell from Filey, many Thanks for your help today Chris! The first couple of net rounds were as is usual, the best ones of the day and there was time to open some of the other feeding station nets at the same time. The result was 40 birds processed including 18 New birds and 22 Retraps.
The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (0/1) Great Spotted Woodpecker, (3/2) Dunnock, (0/1) Robin, (1/2) Lesser Whitethroat, (1/3) Whitethroat, (1/2) Blackcap, (1/0) Willow Warbler, (0/1) Great Tit, (3/3) Chaffinch, (4/2) Greenfinch, (3/5) Goldfinch and (1/0) Linnet.
The breeding season continues to look promising but there is a long way to go yet!