Heavy mist again this morning hampered ringing/birding activities. Some limited ringing around Essex farm did produce our first Long tailed Tit since 23rd of March, this one a moulting adult bird that hopefully has just completed successful breeding. Other species ringed this week already in wing moult are Starling and today a Chiffchaff.
A very productive afternoon at the Obs saw the Kentopp family join the in situ team volunteering and giving a huge boost towards getting our German bunkers cleared out of rubbish (not a pleasant job) in early preparation towards one becoming the Observatory library and daily wildlife log call room. A way to go yet, but it should be all ready for opening to the public next March, great job everyone.