Monday, 27 June 2011

Attenborough CES, Sunday 26 June

The last visit of our CES season started well in overcast and still conditions. Catching was steady until the sun came out half way through the session. The temperature then started to rise quickly and the birds stopped going into the nets. After taking in all of the kit and carting it back to the cars the five of us ended up very hot and sweaty as we dare not remove too much clothing and give the attendant mosquitoes a free meal. The birds we caught were as expected for the site and we ended on 36 birds including 8 retraps. The hoped for catch of juvenile Cetti's Warblers did not materialize despite us catching both male and female in the same net over the last few weeks, although we were given a couple of bursts of song during the early morning.
Kev

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