Was a glorious sunny day today - far too nice to be pushing paper so I had a quick trip to the local watering hole at Caerhyddwen Plantation this afternoon hoping to meet-up with some thirsty Crossbills - no such luck! Did catch 45 new birds in a few hours though including my first summer migrant of the year, a Chiffchaff not unexpectedly. Other birds ringed were 15 Chaffinch, 14 Siskin, 7 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Redpoll and singles of Willow Tit, Blue Tit and Nuthatch. A cracking male Brambling was seen having a drink when I arrived but failed to come back for another!
Our first summer migrant of the year
Male Nuthatch, surprisingly colourful close up