Saturday, 28 April 2012

Chatting about (in) the weather

Given that Saturday was supposed to offer the best weather of the weekend, I chose to ignore the fact it was cold, grey and looking sure to rain at 6.30am, and bike up to our ringing site near Santon Downham. Nice mix of Siskin (including several juvs), Lesser Redpoll and other common finches caught, though the 20-odd Crossbill that kept bombing over refused to drop in.

Rain stopped play by 10:30am but I decided pushed on anyway. 20 miles later and I'd somehow managed to scoop up all three of my targets, despite the conditions: Nightingale (133), Tree Pipit (134) and Redstart (135) - a fairly decent return, all things considered!

Percentage of target to date - 87%
Distance cycled - 291.5mls / 469.1km
Latest addition - Redstart (135) 28 April

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