Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Holme Pierrepont, 22 April 2012

Not much to say about last Sunday at HPP, the weather was poor and the birds were not playing. Nick, Gary and I put up 12 nets but always had an eye on the looming black clouds, there was a fair breeze blowing as well and we had to close and take down the nets about 1100. There were quite a few warblers singing including a number of Sedge Warblers but the Whitethroat present last week had either moved on or remained silent and most of the warblers that were singing did not find their way into any nets! The total catch was only 16 including 6 retraps made up of (new/retrap): Dunnock 2/0, Blackcap 4/0, Chiffchaff 0/4, Great Tit 1/1, Bullfinch 2/0, Reed Bunting 1/1. Overhead passed a couple of Oyster Catcher and a Buzzard.


No comments:

Post a Comment