Monday, 8 July 2013

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 7 July

Duncan, Tom, Gary and I made the first summer visit to Holme Pierrepont, planning to ring at the Grange end, on what was predicted to be the hottest day of the year. However, there was a triathlon event on at the water sports centre and as expected we were not allowed entry to the car park, so we went round to the A52 side to run a session there. We expected to finish a little early because of the temperature and the catch dropping off but despite very calm conditions the catch never picked up enough to drop off! We ended with just 28 birds including 1 retrap, a Chaffinch from 2010. The usual other species were caught, just not many of them. Sightings included 3 Green Woodpeckers and 2 Jay but a surprising lack of hirundines or Swifts.


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