Sunday, 21 October 2012

Black Park - 19 October 2012

The morning was cold, dark and damp as we met Margaret and Mike at the gate. It was a 7am meet so by the time we'd driven to the site and erected nets (430ft), the first birds were being moving about and being caught just after 8am. Goldcrests responded to the audiolures well and we also tried for small finches.
We caught Goldcrest throughout the session, with groups of Lesser Redpoll dropping in from time to time. There was also a smattering of other species.

 Lesser Redpoll

 Continental Blackbird - female

Total: 90 (7)
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Blackbird - 1
Goldcrest - 34 (3)
Blue Tit - 5 (1)
Great Tit -5
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (2)
Treecreeper - 0 (1)
 Lesser Redpoll - 44