Duncan, Tom and myself met at 06.30 in the car park. As it was getting light we could see the sky was clear but there was strong easterly breeze. We set 8 nets as I thought that would be enough for the 3 of us to handle in case we hit a tit flock (we could hear Long-tailed Tits around).
It proved to be a good decision, as the first net round we has caught 39 birds in the long line of nets. Things slowed up a lot after that as the wind got stonger and a Sparrowhawk got out just as I got my fingers on it.
The first Cetti's Warbler for the site this year was a bonus, and a new species for Tom. A few Swallows and a Common Sandpiper overhead were the only other birds of note.
The catch was (ringed/retrapped): Long-tailed Tit 15/7, Chiffchaff 1/1, Wren 1/0, Blackcap 6/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 2/1, Reed Bunting 1/1, Blue Tit 5/1, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Great Tit 2/0 and Blackbird 0/1. A total of 50 birds caught, very good for this time of year in windy conditions.