Okay, so I exaggerated a little when comparing the weather to today's warm and very blustery, unsettled conditions but this weekends ringing activities resulted in 2 poor catches. We're starting to see the effects of last years rain fest on the return (or lack thereof) of migrant birds and how the early spring weather has severely delayed the breeding season.
Above: Waxwings in a tree opposite my house.
I didn't get to ring any as they disappeared pretty quickly, but I did get to ring a few Fieldfare...
Above & Below: A Fieldfare in my garden in the snow.
It had come for some of the apples I had put out but found a Blackbird successfully defending the apples to allcomers!