Monday, 14 March 2016

Sutton Bonington, Sunday 13 March

Duncan, Gary and I made another visit to Sutton Bonington in very still conditions with variable cloud cover. Catching was steady throughout the morning, tending to be a bit better when the thicker cloud obscured the sun a little.

We ended with a total of 37 birds including 12 retraps. The only surprise was a Linnet, the first for the site. The species totals were (new/retrap): Dunnock 1/5, Goldfinch 3/0, Greenfinch 5/0, Linnet 1/0, Yellowhammer 6/1, Reed Bunting 2/2, Robin 1/3, Blackbird 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/0, Wren 0/1, Long-tailed Tit 3/0. The retraps were all recently ringed birds.

There were at least 3 Buzzards around, a few small parties of Fieldfares passing overhead and Lapwings were in still in the field.


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