Nets up in garden at first light, lots of birds in the immediate vicinity including 30+ Fieldfare.
Brilliant days ringing as the following totals show, including retraps
Robin 2 new 1 retrap
Blackbird 3 new
Blue tit 44 new !! 2 retrap
Great tit 11 new
Dunnock 3 new
Chaffinch 1 new 1 retrap
Coal tit 2 new 1 retrap
Yellowhammer 1 new
The yellowhammer was star bird, first for garden and my first for over ten years! The 46 Blue tits were just downright painful!
All these in mostly an 18ft net. One downside was the state of my "new" 40ft jap mist net. Only the second outing for this net and a few flaws already becoming apparent.
Net will go up again in the morning for a few hours to see if the Blue tits are gone or hanging around the area.