I have to thank Kane for this bird, as this is the 2nd Tufted Duck I have ever ringed. One day I will catch my own but as always it was great to familiarise myself with the ageing criteria for this species for when the time comes when I catch a few in North Wales.
Redesmere Lake in Cheshire was covered in ice, so the catching was pretty constant and as you can see the railings provide a bit of cover to hide behind when we catch our Coot.
Huge thanks to Kane for an awesome weekend and thanks also to Gillian, Ciaran and Andy for making it a very enjoyable weekend.
A small mist-netting session in Atherton Woods was also carried out with several Blue, Great and Coal tits caught, as well as Chaffinch and Robin.