No vists to Druridge today, instead I was out with Phil and Hugh ringing barn owls in the Howick/Craster areas. We ringed the first young birds of the year, controlled the third bird that I ringed last year and discovered young, too young to ring, in other boxes.
Here are the pics:
The first three young ringed this year, near Howick.
A very pale male
And a nice, spotty, female
We also spotted these pied wagtail young, peering out from their nest, safely inside a slatted barn wall.