This morning a Wheatear was on arable land nearby. Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 4 Willow Tits and a Water Rail were on the reserve. (Jim Plant)
A ringing session from late afternoon produced quality rather than quantity. Of 12 birds caught 9 were new and included 3 Chiffchaffs,1 Yellowhammer, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit, and 1 Kingfisher. A quick call to Pete Smith confirmed that Reed Bunting Y681419 was ringed as a juv on 1/10/12 at Wintersett and Chiffchaff HLH 566 was ringed as a juv on 22/8/14 at Wintersett.