Bonus of the day was a brood of Rock Pipits. Luckily I happened to have a big ladder on me so we were able (just!) to reach the nest and ring the young. The beauty of the British Ringing scheme is that such chance encounters, and odd broods ringed here and there, all add to the National Database helping scientists at the Nunnery to investigate the movements, survival rates and population dynamics of a wide range of species that may not be possible through individual studies.
Perfect sized Rock Pipit pulli
Back in the well-hidden nest