My fiance Lisa has a keen interest in birds but the siting around between net rounds is not part of ringing process that she is keen on. I have been ringing a few goldfinch in the garden which she soon asked to ring. Whilst I spent the day ringing, Lisa visited me at Whitburn with her friend and her friends daughter. They joined me on a net round and low and behold the spotted flycatcher was trapped. As we have been looking for spotted flycatcher on several walks this summer, she was very keen to ring it. I ask myself is she hooked on ringing yet? I guess it may take a few more little beauties to get her hooked.
© Adrian George