|You can't complain about only catching 9 birds when one of them is a Tree Pipit.|
The first of the interesting retraps was a female Blackcap which was originally ringed as a first-year bird in August 2014 and hadn't been recaptured during the intervening period.
|At nearly 4 years old this Blackcap has reached quite a good age.|
The other interesting retrap was a Willow Warbler that, at first glance, looked more like a Chiffchaff than your typical spring Willow Warbler.
|You can make your own mind up from the photos but the supercillium is quite dull and indistinct, especially behind the eye.|
|Interestingly, the legs were quite dark too.|
There has been a distinct lack of Lesser Redpolls moving through so far this month and the 5 seen on this visit is the largest count. They have been absent on most days and on the few occasions any have been recorded it has only been ones and twos.
Ringing totals (retraps in brackets) for 21st April 2018 were: Willow Warbler 1 (2); Blackcap 1 (2); Dunnock 1; Tree Pipit 1; Lesser Redpoll 1.