Ian received another batch of recoveries from the BTO last week, here are the highlights:
Goldcrest (BVK638) caught on 13th November 2010 at Crosby Hall, was ringed a month earlier, 11th October, at Fife Ness in Scotland. That's a distance of 309Km!
Long-tailed Tit (DCY175) caught at Ince Blundell by Moxey on 25th November was originally ringed by the Merseyside Ringing Group at Woolston Eyes on 16th July 2010.
Most evenings this week I have been down to Brook Vale to do repairs to the fence that has been recently re-damaged. This is the likely access point for the arsonists that broke in three weeks ago and burned a large section of the reed bed.
This evening, Steve came down to meet me after work and we removed more of the recently cut back willows. There is still work to do that will be done over the next two weeks before I head to Portugal for ten days, hopefully all the willows in the reed bed that are now exposed following the burn will be removed by then.
Weekend plans haven't been set yet, the weather doesn't look too promising, but fingers crossed we'll be out and ringing in at least two locations.