Having failed to get another visit in to Ramsdale last week Mick P, Duncan, Gary and I got there this morning. The weather was calm with variable cloud and we set a line of eight 18m nets and six 12m nets and had three recordings playing. It was busy from the first round and a mid morning round had us bagging 53 birds in one go.
Catching remained good until about 1130 when it dropped and shortly after that, with dark clouds looming, we took down. We finished on 136 birds including 11 retraps, 81 of the birds were warblers. Unusually we caught a swallow in the top shelf of a standing net with little background cover.
The species totals (new/retrap): Swallow 1/0, Dunnock 3/0, Wren 4/0, Robin 0/1, Blackbird 3/0, Blackcap 37/3, Garden Warbler 2/0, Whitethroat 6/0, Lesser Whitethroat 0/1, Chiffchaff 27/4, Willow Warbler 1/0, Blue Tit 14/1, Great Tit 3/0, Coal Tit 3/0, Long-tailed Tit 9/0, Goldfinch 3/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Linnet 7/0, Siskin 1/0, Bullfinch 0/1.
Other birds about were Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch and Green Woodpecker. Another good session at the golf club.