Garden ringing is continuing to turn up some surprises.
Having never seen a Redpoll in my garden before, this male Lesser Redpoll turned up unexpectedly in the net on Friday.
The total number of Siskins ringed so far this year, nearly all in February are 165 in Richard's twenty foot net and 110 in my twelve foot net. Not forgetting the control with a Belgian ring in my garden and a British control in Richard's.
In both gardens the Siskins are coming to Sunflower hearts.
With the moon now rising later we will back out on the hills with the lamp to look for the last Woodcock before they leave. Hopefully some wet, windy weather will be along to help !
Update - another two Siskins ringed in Richard's garden early last month caught in mine today - Monday !