Another amazing evening - the weather was very kind! The chicks had been fed as we arrived. Both parents were settled around the spire when Grahm went up to ring the chicks. Dad was obviously nearly asleep and when they were disturbed he obviously thought she wanted some food because he disappeared and returned later carrying something before joining Mum in the excitment albeit not as close or energetic as she was.
The chicks are weighed and measured and a colour ring with clearly visible numbers is attached to the left leg and a silver ring with more information is attached to the right leg.
When the ringing party leave, peace is restored in the late eveing sun.