I took the chance to let the youngbirds out tonight, and all were doing fine, until a big Rook/Raven tried attacking them and came very close to grabbing one or two on several occasions. 1 of the young birds flew into my store shed in fright! They were that spooked they flew everywhere and by nightfall I still had 8 of the 22 out. Thankfully they hit the trap just as as was becoming very dark. I am currently 1 missing, although he was on the loft just shortly before. I hope he is still around in the morning.
I Collected another 2 birds from a club mate tonight, so including the 1 that is out for the night, that will take me up to 29 weaned off youngbirds. Hoping to vaccinate the young ones that are weaned off tomorrow evening.