Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Holme Pierrepont - Sunday 2 August 2009

Today the whole of the water sports centre was closed to the public for a scout jamboree so we decided, with a much depleted team, to have a go at the A52 side. We only took 12 poles, had to clear all the rides first, the sun was shining from the start and the breeze picked up as the morning progressed. We put up 7 nets eventually but only 5 really caught. There were no flocks obvious mixed flocks about, but plenty of individual warblers.

All things considered we were very pleased to end on 67 birds, 50 of which were warblers. Garden Warblers were particularly obvious and some of the totals were as follows:

Willow Warbler 6
Reed Warbler 15
Whitethroat 7
Lesser Whitethroat 4
Garden Warbler 11
Blackcap 7

We only caught 2 Blue Tits, a single Great Tit and only one retrap (a Robin from the Grange side earlier this summer).


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