12th April

Last month we had a recovery of one of the Lesser Redpolls from last autumn in Hampshire, sadly it was killed by a cat. However today we have received news of another one in Hampshire this time it was caught by a ringer on April 7th. Both birds were roughly due west from here and prsumably on their way back to breed. Although west is often part of the direction birds moving through here come from they are usually from Wales or north-west England and Scotland.