Another morning at Whitburn with John, Jason and Phil. It was a fairly good start to the day with a few song thrush and blackbirds being trapped. A total of three woodcock were caught, with two in one round!! The afternoon was very quiet though with very few birds about. A firecrest was present in the big mound and made a few flights over the top of one of the nets but it was net shy and was not trapped. Another sparrowhawk was trapped which brings the total to 5 ringed this year at the coastal park. The sparrowhawk was trapped with its dinner which happened to be one of the redwings that had been ringed a few hours beforehand.
Ringing totals included 10 blackbird, 4 song thrush, 3 chaffinch and woodcock, 2 redwing and lesser redpoll, and singles of blackcap and sparrowhawk.
Retraps included 5 blackbird and blue tit, 2 goldcrest, and singles of great tit, robin and wren.