A strong breeze greeted us as we met at Holme Pierrepont and it only got stronger as the morning progressed. This undoubtedly affected the catch but the site was strangely quiet. The breeze did not give us much hope and then as we started to erect the nets and found another two poles had been stolen it only made it seem worse. We decided to take the nets down early because of the conditions and only managed a catch of 21 birds, two of them retraps. It would appear that all the 3J warblers we have ringed so far have moved on. Although we caught a few new 3J Reed Warblers we did not have any adults, surely they have not moved out already?