Friday, 27 September 2013

Stanwell Moor - 27 September 2013

The wind was forecast at 6mph, similar to that on Tuesday when more than 70 birds were caught - but it was clear even before the mipit nets were fully up, that this was not the case. Added to this, there were fewer birds about and those that were attracted were more interested in practicing their balancing prowess on the top shelf string and guy ropes than foraging on the ground.

We had a brief moment of excitement when a Sparrowhawk was flushed from right next to the audio lure, but it made good its escape, flying right along the line of the billowing 60ft net.

So we accepted that this was one of those 'some you lose' days and not being in the mood for more plane spotting than bird  watching, began closing at 10am for an early finish.

Total 5:

Meadow Pipit - 5