Monday, 3 October 2016

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 2 October

Tom, Gary and I made a visit to the Grange end of Holme Pierrepont today, with a view to removing all the poles and guys from the site at the end of the session. The weather conditions were calm but bright and the catch was steady throughout the morning.We had three mp3 players on the go using mostly mixed warbler calls. 
In total we ended with a catch of 41 including 10 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Kingfisher 1/0, Wren 1/2, Dunnock 3/0, Blackbird 0/1, Robin 1/2, Blackcap 3/0, Chiffchaff 6/0, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Reed Warbler 3/0, Cetti’s Warbler 1/1, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 1/1, Goldcrest 4/0, Long-tailed Tit 0/3, Bullfinch 2/0, Reed Bunting 3/0. 
The oldest retrap was a Cetti's Warbler from 2015. I was a little surprised to catch the Sedge Warbler and Reed Warblers.
 Kingfisher (T. Shields)

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