Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Black Park Country Park - 13 February 2012

We were on site at 7am and found that much of the snow from the previous weekend was still around. TA and GN had joined us and an area of leaf litter with lots of beechmast, and favoured by Chaffinches was targetted. The nets were soon up and we began to catch birds, but the vast majority were Tits. There were a few Coal Tits and a couple of Nuthatches but as the morning drew on the Blutis and Gretis kept coming but so did the dogs and their owners so we packed up at around 11am after doing over 70 birds.

Morning mist

Coal Tit - 4

Nuthatch - 4 male

 Nuthatch - 4 with arrested moult

Totals (new - 72, re-trap - 1)

Dunnock - 1
Blackbird - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Blue Tit - 33 (1)
Great Tit - 29
Coal Tit - 4
Nuthatch - 2
Chaffinch - 1