Went ringing with Arad this afternoon at a large Spanish Sparrow roost near my house. Quite an amazing sight, several thousands doing murmurations and making so much noise. We ringed 82 sparrows and a few other bits and pieces.
(This image is from Feb 2012)
Spanish Sparrows are great birds. They migrate in winter - we have many controls of our birds getting lime-sticked in Cyprus... Spanish pickles.
WHile waiting for the sparrows we had an Imperial Eagle and a Merlin flying around.