Its been very quiet the last couple of weeks hence the lack of updates, but this weekend I was back at the Coastal Park doing a bit of Ringing on the big mound. As great as that was, it was made even better by having Adrian join us for both days, something that hasnt happened for ages. Its great having him around, not just because he constantly teaches me new things and helps my training develop at a faster pace, but because he is genuinely good company. Birdwise, the two mornings were fairly quiet, the highlight being a lovely juvenile Pied Flycatcher which is one of my favourite birds and one that scores extremely highly on the cutesy scale!
The weekend saw me reaching a nice little landmark, as I Ringed my 500th individual bird. The bird in question was a lovely little Robin, not a bird considered too special or exciting, but on this occasion it was definitely the bird of the day.
On sunday evening I headed back to the Coastal Park as a Barred Warbler had been found in, of all places, our Ringing mound! It was a very skulking bird, but I still managed to get a number of good views. Its just a pity it waited until we'd finished Ringing before it turned up!