56 birds were caught today including two Chaffinches plus nine retraps, two Dunnocks plus two retraps, six Greenfinches, three Reed Buntings plus 10 retraps, two Goldfinches, a Great Tit plus six retraps, three House Sparrows plus three retraps, a Green Woodpecker, a Blackbird retrap, three Blue Tit retraps and two Robin retraps.
A quiet day’s ringing produced 23 birds including five Chaffinches plus two retraps and a British controlled bird, three Greenfinches plus two retraps, three Reed Buntings plus a retrap, two Long-tailed Tits plus a retrap, a Blackbird, a Sparrowhawk and a retrapped Robin.
Wednesday 19th February
Due to high flood waters in all ringing areas, today was the first day of the month we could actually enter the White House ringing area without wading in water over two feet deep, which has been a hazard for both ringers and birds alike! 54 birds were caught including two Blue Tits plus three retraps, 14 Chaffinches plus seven retraps, a Collared Dove, two Dunnocks plus a retrap, six Reed Buntings plus five retraps, a Goldfinch plus a retrap, six Greenfinches plus a retrap, two retrapped Great Tits, a retrapped Long-tailed Tit and a retrapped Robin.