This morning started well with a Barn Owl over the road just outside Halewood as we headed into Cheshire to meet up with David Norman. We spent a very enjoyable few hours ringing with some interesting and instructive birds. As always with ringing at Oxmoor, we had a number of retraps with known histories; a female Willow Warbler with a brood patch that was originally ringed as a juvenile last year, for example. It's really quite frustrating not having use of a camera for in-hand photos (I must sort out a new lens — any recommendations gratefully received); thankfully Fabian took plenty of great photos, which you can see on his blog.
One retained greater covert...
We took a wander around Liverpool city centre this afternoon; nice for Fabian and Tammo to have a look around — and nice for me, too! I hadn't actually seen, for example, the canal in front of the Three Graces.
Tammo and Fabian pose outside Lime Street
We opened a net for a short time in the garden in the evening but caught only a single juvenile Great Tit.