Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 16 September

Kev, Duncan, Nabegh, Tom and myself met at 06.00 on the A52 on a dark and very windy morning. Things did not look to good due to the strong wind, but we set the usual nets and catching started slowly. The site was very quiet and our guess was that nearly all the warblers had moved out.

Two good catches from the 60ft net on the corner boosted the numbers and we finished on 60 birds ringed and 6 retrapped, made up of (new/retrap): Chiffchaff 13/1, Long-tailed Tit 15/2, Willow Warbler 1/0, Blackcap 7/2, Robin 1/1, Lesser Whitethroat 2/0, Great Tit 2/0, Blue Tit 8/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Blackbird 2/0 and Dunnock 0/1. So despite the wind it proved to be a good morning's ringing.

All guys were removed and poles taken away so that's the site closed for this year.


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