A more than stiff breeze greeted the five of us when we met at Granby at 06.30 on Sunday morning, so hoping for some shelter in the railway cutting we put up the usual nets. What we had not planned on was bird scarer positioned by the local farmer in the field only a few metres behind the nets. With two blasts every 20 minutes or so we knew it was going to be one of those mornings, but hoped for some sort of catch.
The team was Jim, Kev, Duncan, Nick and myself. It was a disappointing catch with only 32 birds handled and only 9 of those were new birds. The breaksown was as follows (new/retrap): Yellowhammer 2/1, Great Tit 1/13, Blue Tit 4/6, Dunnock 2/1, Chaffinch 1/0 and Robin 0/1.
Only other birds of note were the Buzzards overhead.