RINGING at WESTBROOK HAY WILDLIFE TRUST
At ringing on Sunday we caught 12nd year Chaffinch (which unfortunately had wart growths on its feet, which despite being non-fatal can lead to further more harmful diseases entering the body, also these cases often occur in areas where domestic chickens are also kept, unsurprisingly a farm containing chickens was said to be just up the road from the Westbroock Hay Boxmoor Wildlife Trust), 2 juv. Great Tits and 1 Dunnock.
After the ringing I was picked up around 8:30 and went straight to Long Dean local Wildlife Trust. Despite the lack of birds there is a huge number of Butterfly Species and even a small area with a dozen+ Pyramidal Orchids. The wide range and number of Butterfly species included dozens of Meadow Brown, Marbled White, Small Skipper and a Ringlet.