This weekend 6 known lintie nests and prob the others mentioned all torched.
After no burns last summer we’d been complimenting the Neds on their controlled gorse burnings, creating new vigorous growth for the linties and keeping it in nice accessible, nestable patches. Grrrrr.
Finally a big thank you very much to South Manchester RG for information on one of our pied wag chicks from last summer which they controlled on 18/12/11 wintering in Mobberley, Chester. Here’s the very nest site (hole in wall) it was ringed in (2nd brood) and an adult (gnat in foreground) back last weekend, neither of the pair ringed unfortunately.