Saturday, 19 April 2014

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 13 April

A fine and still morning greeted Duncan, Alex, Gary and I as we opened up Holme Pierrepont for the year. I thought I heard an acro calling first thing, but none found the nets and we did not hear any more. There were Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps which did find the nets along with 2 Cetti’s Warblers and a Jay. Overhead were A few Swallows, Sand Martins and a Common Tern, there was also a pair of Buzzards around all morning showing a lot of interest in one particular area of large trees!

A very pleasant morning with a catch of 43 birds, totals new/retrap were: Jay 1/0, Blackbird 3/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Dunnock 1/0, Greenfinch 2/0, Blue Tit 2/0, Reed Bunting 4/2, Blackcap 3/0, Great Tit 2/1, Cetti’s Warbler 1/1, Willow Warbler 4/0, Chiffchaff 8/0, Wren 1/1, Bullfinch 0/3, Robin 0/1.

The oldest retrap was a Bullfinch from 2010, the Cetti’s was from 2012.


Jay and Cetti's Warbler (GHG)

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