Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Holme Pierrepont, Sunday 24 June

Sue, Alex, Gary and I took advantage of the only weekend until August at Holme Pierrepont when there were no events planned. The site had not been disturbed by campers or anyone else by the looks of it and the rides needed a lot of attention before we could put the nets up. Full sun from the start but no wind and at last we found some birds.....and mosquitoes.

The birds were welcome but I can only ever remember one other year at Holme Pierrepont in the last forty when the mosquitoes were as bad, probably worse than they are at Attenborough. Despite the hot sun we had a good catch of 64 including 9 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Blackbird 3/1, Robin 1/0, Dunnock 1/1, Reed Warbler 13/5, Chiffchaff 4/0, Blackcap 15/1, Garden Warbler 2/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 4/0, Long-tailed Tit 7/0, Wren 1/0, Chaffinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 0/1. The oldest retraps were two Reed Warblers from 2012.


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