Sunday, 4 October 2015

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 4 October

Gary, Duncan, Alex and I made what will probably be the final visit of the season to the Grange end of Holme Pierrepont today. The weather was calm and generally overcast. We erected 13 nets and had two warbler recordings playing. Catching was quite steady with a rush mid-morning.

It was good to find that not all the warblers have gone yet as we ended on 61 birds including 13 retraps. The species totals were (new/retrap): Kingfisher 1/0, Dunnock 4/0, Robin 4/4, Wren 1/0, Blackbird 1/1, Song Thrush 1/0, Blackcap 5/0, Chiffchaff 7/0, Reed Warbler 2/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Cetti’s Warbler 0/1, Goldcrest 1/0, Blue Tit 6/0, Long-tailed Tit 10/6, Treecreeper 0/1, Lesser Redpoll 1/0, Reed Bunting 3/0.

The oldest retrap was a Robin that was ringed in 2013. Nice to catch a Kingfisher and a Lesser Redpoll to close the season off.


 Kingfisher, Goldcrest and Lesser Redpoll (Alex Phillips)

1 comment:

  1. Just wonderful shots, the opportunities you guys get to be so close to these birds...