We were back bright an early and all nets were unfurled at dawn. It was bitterly cold and there was a heavy covering of frost that we had to contend with. A couple of Redwing called from nearby so I started to play a Latvian recording on my MP3 speaker but sadly to no avail. I could also hear Crests calling nearby and decided to hedge my bets and started to play this too. This seem to work and the first of 16 entered the net ready for extraction and processing. Also in the early net rounds I managed to pick up a couple of Chiffchaffs and the first of 2 Blackcaps, one of which was carrying a huge amount of fat ready for the next step of her migration.
|Juvenile Male Blackcap|
|Juvenile Female Blackcap weighing in at a whopping 23.9 grams|
|Yellow-browed Warbler ringed on the Goss Moor|
|Large amount of fat visible|
|Retrap Robin that has been absent since September, 2015.|
|Finger killer in all its glory|
|Male Firecrest ringed at the Goss Moor|
|Female Great Spot doing its best to deafen me!|
|A selection of other ringing participants from today|
Today will always be memorable for me, providing my first ringed Yellow-browed and my first Firecrest on the Goss. I enjoyed the variety and has once again reinforced my passion for this interesting Cornish site.
Tomorrow we are heading to Trevose Head in the morning for some Viz Migging and then around North Cornwall to look for Waders and anything else we can lay our eyes on. Watch this space for an update soon.