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Thursday, 11 October 2012

More Westerlies

We met again at Winterton Saturday morning (6th Oct) the usual nets were erected, the winds were light but unfortunately still in the wrong quarter being Westerly. When we arrived it was raining, but Dave ever optimistic said it would stop by 7am, with which it duly did!
We didn't expect much, but surprisingly caught 48 new birds and a control.

3M Blackcap

Meadow Pipit ; 4
Wren ; 4
Dunnock ; 3
Robin ; 2
Blackcap ; 8, some of these were carrying high fat deposits, therefore they may have been here a while and now getting ready too move.
Chiffchaff ; 5 + 1 control, EPE425 Anyone?
Goldcrest ; 16
One each of Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Chaffinch
Reed Bunting ; 2

3M Reed Bunting

There was no visible migration going on, and the only noteworthy sighting was 4 Cranes flying over calling loudly.

Small Copper

When the sun came out so did the insects, with at least 2 Small Coppers, 2 Comma and  25 Common Darters.

Comma and Flies feeding on Blackberries.  

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