Last Saturday Chris and I were up at the Lodge in the afternoon. After a slow start things started to pick up as dusk fell. In the end we captured 25 birds including; 13 new Chaffinches and 3 new Redwings as well as a handful of the usual, Dunnocks, Wrens, Tits and Blackbirds. Interestingly two of the retrap Blackbirds had put on a considerable amount of weight since first capture. One had gained 10g since July 2009 and the other the same amount since it was first captured only a few weeks ago. This weight gain represents about 10% of the body weight.