We had to wait a couple of hours before the sun burnt off the fog and frost, and it was then we caught a few birds. Normally my first Chiffchaff of the year would be located by song but today my first encounter was of one in a net. There were eight Chiffchaffs in the area and we caught four. We also caught our first Bullfinch of the year.
After a very cold start to the day in turned out warm and sunny.
The reserve was alive with birds, noisy and a there was a great deal of activity. Observations included Woodcock, two Peregrines and five Buzzards and a Spitfire over.
|A frosty start to the day|