Sunday, 23 August 2009

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 23 August 2009

We stayed over on the A52 side today and it was breezy from the moment we arrived. A taster of things to come. Again we had a great flush of warblers first thing but activity tailed off fairly quickly as the wind became stronger and stronger.We finished on 66 birds (including only 5 retraps) with Whitethroats (above) and Blackcaps (below) the most numerous. We also had the first half decent Long-tailed Tit flock move through of which we caught 9.
We took down before 11:00 due to the wind and the last round produced a moulting young Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Other records of note included both Greenshank and Green Sandpiper over and a possible Whimbrel heard. Several Yellowhammers were flying about and lone House Sparrow looked a little out of place. Still lots of Common Blues. Here's a happy couple next to one of the nets.

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