|Most of the team. Ross (he is not actually asleep) Katherine, Ros (giving hands on training), Roisin, Kate & Otis.|
Species caught - (Recaps in brackets)
Blackbird - 11 (0) all juvs
Chaffinch - 5 (0) again all juvs
Dunnock - 2 (0)
Starling - 5 (0)
|One of the Starlings had an almost completely naked belly, not sure why?|
Silvereye - 0 (1)
Grey Warbler - 1 (0)
House Sparrows - 99 (8) another 5min and we would have made the ton. The oldest recap was banded Nov 2011.
|One of the Sparrows had an overshot upper mandible - Photo courtesy Ross|
Although House Sparrows aren't perhaps as exciting as some other species they are a great species to gain banding experience. We had several relatively new people so they were able to gain very useful hands on training.
|Some of the team busy extracting birds.|
As is usual we enjoyed great hospitality from our hosts, Marion and Ken.