Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 3 July

We were back at the Grange end of Holme Pierrepont on Sunday after finishing at Attenborough last week. Thankfully there had been little disturbance at the site. The weather was quite calm and mostly sunny but the breeze did pick up slightly later. The team consisted of Gary, Alex, Sue, Dave, Nabegh (on a passing visit) and myself.

The catch was fairly steady but it did take quite a bit of ride clearance to get the nets up first thing. We ended with a catch of 65 including 12 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Green Woodpecker 0/1, Blackbird 1/0, Dunnock 2/2, Wren 1/0, Robin 7/0, Blackcap 6/1, Garden Warbler 4/0, Chiffchaff 1/0, Reed Warbler 13/6, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Cetti’s Warbler 1/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 10/0, Bullfinch 0/1, Reed Bunting 1/0.

The oldest retrap was a Dunnock from 2011. The Green Woodpecker was ringed as a juvenile last year. There were very few Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers around but Reed Warblers seem to be in better numbers than last year. A Hobby passed by early on and Buzzards were around all morning.

Kev




 Photos by Dave Walker

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