Plenty of action in the garden and Greenfinch numbers are seemingly up on the last couple of years so it looks as if they've had a good breeding season. My ringing figures show that the number of Greenfinches caught as a percentage of the total is already 7.6% this year whereas last year it was 6.9% and the year before that 1.6%. Its to soon to hope the numbers are bouncing back after the outbreak of Trichomonas a couple of years ago.
Young Chaffinches and Goldfinches seem to be around in good numbers as well.
I had a great day canon netting waders with the SCAN ringing group on Lavan Sands, N. Wales last weekend. Not many birds caught but they did include a Finnish control. It just goes to show how internationally important our estuaries are for wintering waders.