After seeing my 1st Purple Heron in the UK, followed by a few days of lectures, I was rather keen to get back out and do some ringing.. On Saturday 9th April along with Zac, Steve and Rachel, we headed over to Arthurs near Caernarfon for a morning's mist-netting session.
This area is our regular mist-netting site, where large numbers of tits are ringed during the winter, however this morning we set ourselves up in a slightly different location in heath/scrub type habitat, with the main aim to catch Willow warblers and Linnets.
Throughout the morning a total of 12 species were caught which included:-
9 Willow warbler
1 Lesser Redpoll
3 Great tit
2 Blue tit
1 Long-tailed tit
1 Song thrush
Another visit was made later on that day to attempt to catch some more of the Linnets going into their evening roost, however just 2 birds were caught. Also, 5 Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Song thrush and Goldcrest.
Huge thanks to Steve and Rachel for yet another great ringing session!