Sunday, 1 December 2013

Stanwell Moor - 27 November 2013

A visit with EP mainly to target Meadow Pipits and Linnets, had us setting up on the eastern side of the mound and into an muddy area of scrub, which as you moved through clung to your boots in heavy clods, making working the area slightly unbearable. There were a few Pipits and Skylarks on the mound, but mainly on top and on the western side, and due to the motorway traffic noise the sound boxes were inaudible and birds failed to come into the catching area. Added to this, after spending half an hour strimming two rides for Linnets, it became obvious the flock was only 20 odd birds, and all in all the day was turning into hard work for low return, and by the time we gave up around midday we had a grand catch of one Meadow Pipit! We then spent two hours in the garden centre cafe discussing why we would not work this area again!

Total : 1

Meadow Pipit - 1