Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Granby, Sunday 7 April

Just Duncan and I were at Granby this morning. A very bright, cold dawn met us, but it soon warmed up and we were removing several layers of clothing. The warmth brought out the first Brimstone and Peacock butterflies we'd see this year. It was quiet first thing with just the odd Redwing and Yellowhammer calling. As elsewhere, no singing warblers, but the last bird trapped was a solitary Chiffchaff. We caught birds steadily through the rest of the morning finishing on 57 birds processed, with two-thirds being retraps. The oldest retraps were Blue Tit - 2008; Great Tit - 2010; Chaffinch 2008 & 2010; Yellowhammer 2008 & 2009.

Totals were 20/37 (new/retraps): Sparrowhawk 0/1, Chiffchaff 1/0, Dunnock 1/5, Robin 1/3, Blackbird 1/2, Blue Tit 0/2, Great Tit 0/4, Chaffinch 7/9, Yellowhammer 9/10, Reed Bunting 1/0.


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