Monday, 15 October 2012

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 14 October

It was time to close down the Grange side of Holme Pierrepont for the winter and a small team of Tom, Nabegh and I braved the frost on Sunday morning to have the last session there. A Cetti's calling greeted us first thing and the sun soon burned off the frost and a glorious sunny morning developed. We set all the usual nets but were not that surprised to only have a small catch. The total catch was only 16 including 4 retraps but included 4 warblers and a couple of Goldcrests. The warblers were Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Reed Warbler and that calling Cetti's, another new one. We took down and removed all the (remaining) poles and guys, I think a major clearing exercise will be required before next spring. Little movement overhead except for a few Redwing and Siskin plus at least four Jay's, they seem to be here in abundance.

Kev

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