SWINDON STW 20th September 2014
I got up at 5:00 AM on Saturday and was picked up by Paul W. We had yet another nice long chat and both were very excited/interested in seeing what the reserve held today. Before the onslaught we set up some of the nets in the dark, quite a few had tape lures like the Chiffchaff and Blackcap. It took around half an hour to complete this task, then it began! Chiffchaff after Blackcap after Chiffchaff. it was great practice for my beginner hands, and really helped me progress.
The first top bird was left on its own until we managed to get through one of the manic rounds. It was a Cetti's Warbler! Only the 2nd bird ringed on site! Paul W was responsible through Simon's disgust! Simon later told us that he hasn't ringed one before, the joke lasted the whole day!!!