Signals received yesterday show that Chris had moved on from northern Spain was in Normandy, France. We received a series of signals which showed him moving around the area of Omaha beach. Omaha was one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings. However he didn't spend too long on the D-day cliff faces and later signals show him in the English Channel. He is on his way and could be back anytime!
A prolonged period of strong wind meant that we were pretty late in the season to catch our last bird. The number of potential sites in Broadland was drying up and at least 2 of the birds previously tagged had moved more than 10km from where they were tagged so we were worried the birds might have finished breeding. A recce in Thetford Forest soon located a singing bird which reacted strongly to a tape and on 1 June we set nets around a low bush. The resident male was there immediately but kept high in the trees. After making us wait for an hour and a half, a young male came in and the resulting chase ended with the young male in the net. We had captured our final bird. Hear the excitement of how we caught Chris in the BBC Radio 4 series Saving Species.