On the 28th a colour ringed Black headed gull was on the ice. It had a white colour ring with the code 2Y74 on the left leg and a metal ring on the right. By looking up www.cr-birding.be I was able to find out that the gull was rung in the Gloucestershire area. I am now waiting to find out when and whether this individual has been sighted elsewhere. Other news is that we managed to put up another Barn Owl box locally, which should help to encourage this species. A total of 7 Tree sparrows were at the feeder at the top end of the res. and the juv. Scaup is still present.