Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sutton Bonington, Saturday 5 November

Duncan, Gary and I made the first visit of the winter to the feeding site at Sutton Bonington today. Having had a week of calm weather it was disappointing to see the forecast was for a relatively windy weekend and so it was, at least today. The breeze was increasing as we put the nets up and blowing leaves into them in large quantities. The site seemed quiet bird wise but the conditions really beat us and we took down early after spending quite a while extracting the leaves. We only caught 10 birds including 2 retraps new/retrap): Song Thrush 1/0, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 2/0, Blue Tit 0/1, Great Tit 1/1, Goldfinch 1/0, Chaffinch 2/0. The retraps were from last winter.


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