Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Holme Pierrepont, Sun 10 July

A better turn out this week with Ian, Libby and Steve joining Gary and I. With no wind again and not so hot we were hoping for another big catch. We had an eye on the weather all morning as the forecast said heavy showers developing but they never did. We ended with 84 birds caught including 21 retraps. We recaptured the Spanish ringed Reed Warbler we first caught at the site in 2008 and had a few old Reed Warbler retraps. Again the majority of the 84 birds were warblers, 64 in total. The main differences from the previous week's birds were a big drop in Chiffchaffs (only 4 caught) and no Garden Warblers, but we did have a Lesser Whitethroat..............but still no Willow Warblers!

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