The rain, although light for the most part, inhibited the opening of nets too far from the station. There was a fair bit of action even then though, including the first MERL of the season.
A visitor from Wales spent the morning ringing at Ruthven, giving the station an international tone.
Banded 42: AMGO 17, BLBW, CSWA, MAWA, TEWA, PHVI 4, EAWP 2, YBFL, HOWR, COYE, BTBW, BBWA, LEFL, REVI 5, CEDW, SWTH, SOSP, GRCA
Retraps: WBNU, BCCH 3, MAWA 2, LEFL, COYE, GRCA
I waited until the worst of the early morning rain storm blew over before venturing out.
Consequently the Station was not operational until nerly 9:30 am. We closed at 1:30 PM as a second wave of rain was expected for the afternoon.
Overall considering the late start, what appered to be next to no birds in the area when opening we ended up with a good day.
Banded: MODO 1, EAWP 2, HOWR 2,RCKI 2, GRCA 1, REVI 7, NAWA 6, CSWA 2, MAWA 9, MYWA 3, AMRE 3, OVEN 3, COYE 1, AMGO 12 = 54