Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Rushcliffe Country Park, Sunday 29 January

Another cold and frosty start with no wind, all was looking good. Gary had brought along some kit to catch non-passerines around the lake and set off to try that whilst Nick and I set the nets around the feeders. Before we had finished setting Gary was back with a Moorhen! The catching rate at the feeders was disappointingly poor despite the perfect weather conditions and we finished on just 31 birds, 24 of which were retraps. The full capture list was (new/retrap): Chaffinch 1/3, Blue Tit 1/2, Goldfinch 0/4, Yellowhammer 2/4, Dunnock 0/1, Great Tit 0/6, Blackbird 1/1, Robin 1/1, Reed Bunting 0/2, Moorhen 1/0.


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