Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 2 September

We ran another session on the A52 side of the Holme Pierrepont site on Sunday. The team consisted of Gary, Steve, Duncan, Nabegh, Tom and I. The weather was good to start, broken cloud with no breeze and we hoped for a catch like the previous week, although the site again seemed very quiet first thing.

Catching was steady early on but a variable breeze got up that was quite strong at times.This week the majority of the birds came from the nets away from the tape! We ended with just 35 birds including 9 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Dunnock 1/2, Robin 0/2, Blackbird 2/0, Reed Warbler 3/0, Whitethroat 1/2, Garden Warbler 2/0, Blackcap 10/0, Willow Warbler 1/1, Chiffchaff 1/0, Bullfinch 2/2, Reed Bunting 3/0. Other than Blackcaps, it appeared that the majority of the warblers, have moved on.

Kev

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