Norbriggs Gropper

This morning we were up early and out ringing at Norbriggs Flash in Staveley.  We got 3 nets up, one singular and two joined together.  These two nets were set at a dog leg and we could hear at least 2 male Grasshopper Warblers reeling nearby so we quickly put a tape on and after a few minutes one flew straight in!  I had the privilege to process the bird.  My first Grasshopper Warbler I’ve ever seen,  and in the hand as well!  Also my first ringing tick of 2019.  We only got a total of 7 other birds made up of 1 Whitethroat, and 1 Willow Warbler.