The 2000th bird ringed turned out to be this Goldfinch. Although it was fairly quiet in regards to the birds trapped, it didn't spoil the occasion in reaching this grand figure. Sods Law that I didn't get there earlier as I would of been treated to a cracking Siskin, I will have to get up earlier in future.
This lovely Reed Bunting turned out to be a grand ringing too. This was Denise's 400th bird ringed and a species she is most familiar with, they are very nice birds indeed when viewed in the hand. So double celebrations and a slice of cake to top it off.
And remarkably the moth trap was a huge success, for this time of year the catch was to dumbfound John. A catch more akin to nearer summer months, yet the 13th March turned up no less than 11 different species and a total of 85 moths !.
There were a couple of new species for Beeston recorded, and for me a new moth and undoubtedly the star of the day.. a Pine Beauty. Hopefully next month will bring more birds and hopefully a warbler, and fingers crossed the moth trap proves to be a winner again.