As I was driving down to Cornwall last weekend, 4 members of the Sorby Breck Ringing Group were ringing at Linacre. They had an amazing few hours ringing a total of 71 birds (64 new birds and 7 retraps) of 17 species!
Birds ringed were: (new/retrap) Bullfinch 3/0, Chaffinch 3/0, Goldfinch 2/0, Goldcrest 4/0, Blue Tit 12/2, Great Tit 7/2, Coal Tit 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 2/0, Wren 1/0, Robin 6/0, Dunnock 0/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Nuthatch 0/1, Blackcap 8/0, Chiffchaff 8/1, Willow Warbler 5/0, Whitethroat 1/0.
As well as this super total, it was also very pleasing to note that of the 71 birds ringed, 55 were juvenile birds, born this year. Of particular note was the juvenile Whitethroat, and the 4 juvenile Willow Warblers, which are the first confirmed breeding for these two species at Linacre!