The weather suddenly spring-like, with Marsh, Coal and Great Tits in song, I put up a net at a feeding station in the ride we call "Long Tom" (named after the very tall feeder installed there).
A good catch of 44 birds, of which 32 were new.
New birds: Wren 1; Marsh Tit 6; Coal Tit 5; Blue Tit 10; Great Tit 8; Nuthatch 1; Redpoll 1.
The six new Marsh Tits and 8 Great Tits colour-ringed were a useful addition to these two RAS projects.
Roudsea Woods and Mosses National Nature Reserve. The long scar going diagonally down to the right is a clearing for overhead grid power cables, and is an excellent habitat for butterflies in the summer