Sunday, 20 April 2014

Holme Pierrepont, Saturday 19 April

Having looked at the weather forecast for Easter I decided Saturday would be the best day for a ringing session at HPP. The morning started still with light cloud but the breeze increased as the morning went on. Alex, Gary, Nabegh and I made up the team, Duncan having dropped out due to illness, get well soon Duncan.

The acros were back and singing and Whitethroat was evident as well. Overhead the pair of Buzzards were around all morning again, joined later by another bird.

Another decent spring morning with a catch of 38 birds, totals new/retrap were: Song Thrush 1/0, Reed Bunting 3/2, Blackcap 2/1, Great Tit 2/0, Cetti’s Warbler 0/1, Willow Warbler 1/2, Chiffchaff 2/3, Wren 2/1, Bullfinch 4/1, Robin 2/1, Long-tailed Tit 2/1, Whitethroat 1/0, Reed Warbler 1/1, Sedge Warbler 0/1.

It was nice to get some returning warblers. The oldest was a Reed Warbler from 2010 and there was also a Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler from 2013.


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