Another visit to Grange end of Holme Pierrepont was made today. The weather was perfect for the first half of the session and the nets were catching well but then the sun came out and the catch dropped dramatically.
The team consisted of Gary, Sue, Tom, Jake and myself. We ended with a catch of 75 including 15 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Blackbird 2/1, Wren 4/1, Dunnock 1/0, Robin 0/2, Blackcap 18/0, Garden Warbler 4/0, Chiffchaff 2/0, Willow Warbler 5/1, Reed Warbler 12/5, Sedge Warbler 1/0, Whitethroat 1/0, Blue Tit 3/0, Great Tit 1/0, Long-tailed Tit 1/2, Goldfinch 1/0, Bullfinch 4/3.
The oldest retrap was a Reed Warbler from 2012 that we had not caught since it was originally ringed. Willow Warblers were evident after being absent last week.