Friday, 29 July 2011

Attenborough, Tues 26 July

The plan was to make a catch at the Sand Martin colony at the rear of the visitor centre. The weather was good with little breeze, we also set a net near the feeders to give a little variety. Unfortunately not many Sand Martins seemed to be still using the colony, first broods having fledged already but we did manage to catch 5, all of which were adults. The garden net produced 7 birds, including 2 retraps - it also gave a few people the chance to handle a new species. The retraps were a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a recently fledged Tree Sparrow, the new birds were two Kingfishers, a Woodpigeon and two Great Tits. Thanks to Ian for the pics.


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