Mick P, Gary, Duncan and I carried out a morning session at the Golf Centre today. We set 8 x 18m nets in a line this time in the small area of scrub and another 2 nets away from the scrub. Conditions this time were less favourable with clear skies to start and an increasing breeze but we still managed a catch of 51 birds, 35 of which were warblers again.
The full totals were (new birds): Blackbird 3, Robin 6, Wren 2, Whitethroat 5, Blackcap 11, Garden Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 14, Blue Tit 1, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 1, and 1 retrap Blackcap from the first visit. Interestingly the 20 Chiffchaffs from the first visit all seemed to have moved on.
Surprising how this small area of scrub, surrounded by the manicured lawns of the golf course, has produced so many warblers (so far much better than our traditional warbler site at Holme Pierrepont) including 34 Chiffchaffs!
Siskins were around again and a Buzzard and Green Woodpecker.