Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Attenborough CES Visit 6, Sunday 30 June

Gary, Duncan, Tom, Alex and I made the sixth and final CES visit of the season on Sunday. The weather was good and completely different to what we had to endure on visit five. Unfortunately the better weather did not encourage birds to fly into the nets and we finished with just 28 birds including 6 retraps. No particular retraps of note, but 8 Bullfinch in the catch will probably ensure that this species is the only one on the CES with increased numbers over previous years. Again the 'missing' birds were juvs, this week only 40% were juveniles. I hope that Holme Pierrepont will prove better in future weeks but based on reports from around the country of poor catches I'm not that optimistic!


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