A Redpoll called in response within a few minutes and was soon in the net. As I approached it I could see that is was already ringed and on checking the number I knew it was a control (ringed elsewhere). I couldn't have hoped for a better start.
|control Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis caberet)|
|Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis caberet)|
|Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)|
This first day of April didn't produce all good news though. The dog has developed some sort of allergy or worse and has inflamed red skin. A trip to the vets on Monday being the likely outcome. Then most bizarrely of all a tile slipped off the roof for no apparent reason and hit the car on the drive.