Monday, 14 March 2011

Rushcliffe Country Park, Sunday 13 March

After some very disappointing sessions at the Park this year I was not expecting a great deal but it was nice to find my pessimism was unfounded. The nets were quickly erected and we caught steadily throughout the morning. A short spell of rain almost made us take down very early but it passed and the morning slowly brightened to a lovely spring day. Lots of birds singing but no summer visitors yet! We ended on 75 birds, 37 of which were retraps. The catch was predominantly Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting but a cracking male Common Redpoll was a nice surprise. The retraps contained a good selection of oldies the best being a Reed Bunting ringed at Bunny 21/12/2003 and caught at the Park previously 29/01/06 and 03/01/10.

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