Saturday, 18 February 2012

Holme Pierrepont, Friday 17 February

Jim, Duncan & I had a go at netting Reed Buntings at roost on Friday night. This is an easy way of catching a good number of birds as long as it's not windy and the birds are roosting in the right spot. Unfortunately it was windy and most of the birds were roosting elsewhere. However, we caught six birds: 4 new female Reed Buntings, a single retrap adult male (from two yrs ago) and a retrap Wren.

Nevertheless, we had a very pleasant evening, with quite a few birds around - at least 500 Wigeon, several Gadwall and Teal, the odd Common Snipe and single Woodcock and Shelduck.


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