Sunday, 24 July 2011

Rain delays at Whitlingham

The session planned for Whitlingham would normally have been cancelled due to the weather, but having set up the nets the evening before and with nothing better to do I opened anyway... just had to wait four hours for the rain to stop...

Missing the main catching time, nets were open 08:15-10:30 and just 22 birds caught in the morning and a further 7 in the evening before.


Pied Wagtail  2
Wren  1 (1)
Dunnock  2 (1)
Blackcap  2 (1)
Whitethroat  3
Sedge Warbler 1 (1)
Chiffchaff  6
Marsh Tit  (1)
Blue Tit  3
Great Tit 1 (1)
Treecreeper  1
Linnet  1

Friday, 8 July 2011

Whitlingham: half the nets - still mega-busy

So failing to attract anyone else to come and ring down at Whitlingham, I went myself on Tuesday nite/Weds morning. As it was only me I thought I wouldn't go mad and just put up half as many nets as the last visit. Didn't particularly stop the birds though... I didn't have time for a cup of tea let alone breakfast!