Having considered the pros and cons of going out on strike I realised that there really aren't any pros apart from a couple of days off for which I pay a princely sum. Despite this I decided to strike. There was however a pro in that I got to spend the morning ringing at Williamthorpe. During this (my fourth session) I managed to set up two mist nests and ring a nice mix of passerines Reed Warbler, SedgeWarbler,Willow Tit and House Martin were the highlights among others.
Still very quiet locally with my first visit to RVCP (on Monday) for almost 2 months producing just 3 Curlews and 5 Common Terns. Surely only a couple more weeks before a few decent waders start coming through!