Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 28 Aug

We went to the A52 side of Holme Pierrepont and were surprised to find a calm an partly overcast morning, the forecast said there would be a moderate breeze and mainly clear skies. The nets were quickly erected and the first net was filling well by the time we had put up the fourth. We went on the first net round shortly after and extracted over 25 birds, 17 from a single 12m net. The next round was good as well but then skies cleared and the wind started to pick up forcing us to take down early at 1100. We ended on 52 birds, 51 were new. The catch was predominantly warblers made up mainly of Blackcaps and Whitethroat but we did have a single Lesser Whitethroat, a couple of Reed Warblers and a Chiffchaff. Tits were noticeable by their absence as they have been on most sessions this summer. Bird of the day was adult Spotted Flycatcher that made Duncan happy.

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