I was just getting over the excitement and cursing for not taking any photos when the other 4 members of the group appeared from a net round with a very large smile on their faces. "Ringing tick for David!! - a Crossbill. This male bird ( a 5, born last year), was duly ringed and photographs were taken. An amazing new bird for David and a brilliant record for Linacre.
What a stunner!
Away from the nets we recorded a hunting Kestrel, an over-flying Cormorant, several Woodpigeons and another "year tick;"a Little Owl that was seen in the oaks by the main entrance again.
77 - Little Owl
78 - Crossbill