Blue, Great and Coal tits were the most abundant species during both sessions, with Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Goldcrest and singles of Redwing and Willow tit making it all worth while. More so was a Goldcrest which was already wearing a ring. A control and the first for Atherton woods feeding station! This bird was later found to have been ringed by the Merseyside Ringing Group, an interesting movement.
Netting the other feeding station proved rather successfull as waiting for us in the net was a Redwing and a Willow tit. The latter, a new handling species for myself. So it was good to get to grips with the ageing criteria for this bird.
Pictured below: Kane fitting bright pink colour-rings to a Coot - lets hope we have a recovery from somewere far a field!