A quick catch up

The weather and work (!) has put paid to most birding plans these last couple of weeks though I've managed a couple of ringing outings. A colour ringed Coot on Rishton Reservoir has been just about the most interesting thing recently/ Ringed as a juvenile at Stanley Park, Blackpool last October, it has made its way to Rishton Reservoir via Bolton.

This weekend I joined Mark for some attempts at catching Pipits as they migrated over the farm. Saturday morning brought this fine second calendar year female Sparrowhawk into one of the nets. An exciting ringing tick if ever there was one.
Yesterday Mark had a good passage of Pipits over in the morning - it was throwing it down in Rishton but the weather was fine all morning just 15 miles north! I went over again in the afternoon but we just had four Meadow Pipits. We may try again tomorrow!