Sunday 20 September 2020

Ashburnham Place and Shackleford

 Ringing at Ashburnham with Pete, accompanied by Christian and Adrian. Catches included my first ever Grey Wagtail ringed, a Swallow and a young male Great Spotted Woodpecker. Other birds noted included a redpoll overhead, a couple of Siskins, a Marsh Tit, a Firecrest, a Treecreeper, 60 Swallows and a few House Martins.

A return to Surrey in the evening saw an eventful evening at Shackleford, where the Short-toed Lark - Ed Stubbs's mindblowing find - showed nicely in its usual field, where a male Sparrowhawk shot through.