Monday night just gone was the first chapter of ringing at my owl sites, I have been so busy just lately (more box checking) that this is the first opportunity I have to post a few images. There was a good crowd in attendance too, Nigel and Chris from the CRG (Charnwood Ringers Group), Andy Smith, Daz Sibley, Richard Pegler, Colin Green and yours truly!
The first site of the night was near to Kilby Bridge, Andy did a bit of limbo dancing up the tree so he could get into position to open the box. Apparently inside the box it was a right old mess (I don't know I didn't go up to look, or clean it out!) I'll have to take Andy's word on that, he was disgusted with me!!! Anyway it was a good start to the evening, 3 very dirty Little Owls were rung.
And then he posed with his little prize!
What a magnificent specimen, from the Peatling Magna site.
In between the Little Owl sites were visited a single Barn Owl site, on my last inspection about a week previous they had five chicks. Daz Andy and myself went up into the brick barn to check them out, it was good news all five were still alive!