This time we were using the whoosh net, we have been baiting for a couple of weeks now, this year we have it the other way round and a bit further down the hedge line, this was going to be a bit of trial and error.
Large numbers of Finch and Bunting continue to feed in this little oasis amongst the ploughed fields, unfortunately 500 Wood Pigeon have also found it to there liking! These are just grain machines hoovering up everything they can find.
1st Winter (3) male Brambling, 3 retained juvenile greater coverts can clearly be seen.
Adult (4) male Brambling.
We had one "whoosh " and caught 13 birds all new, 12 were Brambling and 1 Reed Bunting. Other birds continued to turn up but unfortunately stayed in the hedge.
James and Amy arrived later to have a chat and give us the ups and downs of the Canaries and the ins and outs of Deer poo!
Now you see us!
Now you don't, well almost!
7 Whooper Swan flew over and about 10 Fieldfare were in the hedges nearby.