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Missing those Blue Tits?

As we get to the end of what has been a very busy year it’s only natural to look back at life at the beginning of the year and compare it with how it is now. I feel very, very lucky to be able to sit here and type this and look out of the […]

Spring banding begins…

30th April 2009 Some birding before the season gets under way. Still cold with lots of snow 1st May 2009 The first day of spring banding and we were greeted by sub-zero temperatures. At 8am it was still -1′C so we did the daily census before we opened the nets up. A lone Bufflehead was […]

Nets up and preparing the corpses

First job of the day today was to put up nets. We managed to get 4 out of the 10 nets up this morning, they are all 40′ standard mist nets – nets 11, 12, 8 and 7. We tried digging out the snow drift at net 5 but there is so much water there […]