We had our first successful catching session of 2014 this morning - a new female, Red over Yellow (R/Y) was caught at the eastern most end of the study site. There were plenty of blackbirds in the area but none were ringed. Despite a lot of blackbird activity around the nets we only caught one. We did, however, catch a mallard! The largest bird we have caught on the project!
R/Y is at least in her second calendar year of life