Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sutton Bonington, Sunday 3 April

Alex, Tom, Gary, Sue and I made another visit to Sutton Bonington this morning. It was overcast and fairly still as we put up the nets but the sun did break through a few times during the morning.

Catching was quite slow throughout the morning, it seems that many of the birds have possibly gone off to their breeding sites. We ended with a total of 17 birds including 7 retraps.

The species totals were (new/retrap): Blackbird 0/1, Wren 3/0, Dunnock 0/1, Yellowhammer 6/3, Reed Bunting 1/0, Robin 0/1, Long-tailed Tit 0/1. The retraps were all recently ringed birds.

There were at least 2 Buzzards around, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel and Red Kite also drifted past. Chiffchaffs were singing but none found the nets. Next week we are planning to make the final visit of this season to the site.


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