|It's not quite a Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher or Wryneck but it'll do.|
It goes without saying of course that the forest was full of birdsong and movement, most of it 20 - 30ft up. It's probably time I explored another part of my site. The Estate is quite large and while I'm sure my current area will be good in the winter, especially with some tapes playing, the canopy is altogether too tall and too mature for much to come to the level of the nets. Here's a picture of one of my nets so you have an idea of what I'm dealing with:
|The black stick down the bottom is, of course, the pole. The canopy extends to the top of the frame.|
I'm sure there's a more appropriate summer ringing site somewhere on the Estate, I just need to find it.