Monday, 6 February 2012

Rushcliffe Country Park, Sunday 5 February

The snow fall on Saturday helped keep expectations of a good catch high but despite it being a better catch than last week it was far from good. Gary brought along some kit to catch non-passerines around the lake again and set off to try that whilst Nick and I set the nets around the feeders. Unfortunately all the birds on the lake were clustered in the middle on the only patch of water not frozen and could not be tempted away from it. The catching rate at the feeders was disappointingly low despite the perfect weather conditions and we finished on 50 birds, 34 of which were retraps. The best of the retraps were a Chaffinch from 2006 and a Blackbird and Robin from 2007. The full capture list was (new/retrap): Chaffinch 1/4, Blue Tit 1/3, Yellowhammer 3/3, Dunnock 0/5, Great Tit 1/3, Blackbird 4/4, Robin 5/12, Redwing 1/0.

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