Sunday, 25 October 2009

Holme Pierrepont - Sun 25 Oct

We decided to put the site to bed for the winter today. Although we had nets up for an hour or two, the wind very quickly put a stop to netting and we only caught 12 birds. However, 2 of those were adult Redwings which are always lovely birds to handle.So after that we turned our attention to site maintenance and set about fighting the never-ending battle with encroaching willow and birch. Many thanks to Gordon and his chainsaw for making a big job considerably quicker.
Quite a few ducks about, and the odd Siskin over, but otherwise not much to report in terms of sightings. We caught and released yet another hornet and also managed to stir up a wasp nest.

So we look forward to the spring and reaping the rewards of our efforts. Back to the baited winter sites now.
Pete

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