Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 14 Aug

A fine morning for ringing with no wind and part cloud cover raised our spirits first thing but the lack of bird calls at the site had us wondering what was in store as we erected the nets. We need not have worried as the nets started to fill up, including our first Long-tailed Tit flock of the summer at Holme Pierrepont. Catching was good until about 1100 when the breeze started to pick up and we had the nets down for 1230. The total for the day was a respectable 91 including 77 new birds. The Long-tailed Tit total was 25, the rest of the catch was as you would expect except for a low number of Reed Warblers and only 3 Adults caught. Overhead we had Hobby, Buzzards and Green Sandpiper.
Kev

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