Another ringing session in the Magic Garden with John, Beryl & Stuart. The early morning was surprisingly cold with a thick mist rising over The Bottoms.
Goldcrest was a new ringed species for the site with half a dozen birds caught in a new net by the conifers.
This is a male Blackcap having a ring fitted
Ringing was steady but reinforced the impression of few young birds and many summer migrants already departed. The exception was Chiffchaffs with good numbers caught and this is now by some way the most numerous species that John has ringed in the garden.