Monday, 30 July 2012

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 29 July

The forecast was good for Sunday morning so Kev and I decided to ring at the Grange site at HPP. By 06.00 only Jim, Tom and myself had turned up (Kev had a knee problem). Not sure what happened to the SNRG trainees?

The usual 11 nets were set and the first round caught 26 birds, the second 25 and after that things got a little slower and that provided the chance for Tom to start ringing a few birds.

The wind got stronger as the morning went on so we finished on 60 birds ringed and 6 retraped.

Ringed/retraped as as follows: Reed Warbler 40/2, Blue Tit 1/0, Sedge Warbler 4/1, Blackcap 5/0, Robin 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Bullfinch 3/1, Wren 1/1, Willow Warbler 3/0, Dunnock 0/1 and Chiffchaff 1/0.

Looks as if the Reed Warblers are fairing better than we thought as 30 of the 40 ringed were juvs and 10 unringed adults, were have they come from? However,  the lack of tits, Dunnocks and Sylvia warblers was very striking.

Gary

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