Mike Polling paid us a visit today, ringing at Aylmer Avenue and was rewarded with 34 birds processed including 11 New birds and 23 Retraps! Not much of a reward but good effort anyway Mike.
The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (1/0) Great Spotted Woodpecker, (1/0) Wren, (2/0) Dunnock, (1/0) Robin, (4/2) Whitethroat, (0/1) Blue Tit, (0/17) Great Tit, (1/0) Treecreeper, (0/2) Chaffinch, (1/0) Greenfinch and (0/1) Goldfinch.
The Treecreeper was the fourth of the year and the second this summer for Mike. Possible they did breed on the reserve? it is difficult to say definitively. Certainly they must of been bred nearby?