I wasn't the only one out ringing today. With the comparative lull in the weather before the next onslaught, John Woollett and team undertook a ringing session at Stortons Gravel Pits today.
Eighty-three birds were caught including many new arrivals. Species included Great Spotted Woodpecker and lots of Reed Buntings, Goldfinches and Greenfinches and a good selection of other common birds. Much of the influx of new birds was made up of Reed Buntings; the ringing team here have come to expect this at about this time. A Chiffchaff was noted on-site.