We employed our usual strategy of using a couple of nets, using calls for a short while, then moving on. All appropriate tape endorsements are held.
There were quite a few Dartford Warbler about, however precisely none came to tape. The densities on the common are really high now and it seems that birds have become more tolerant of other Dartford Warblers in close proximity. Perhaps territories will be smaller, or non exclusive as a result. We did catch two, but these were on one net with Wood Lark playing and another playing Lesser Redpoll. We didn't really expect to get any Redpolls, simply used that call to limit the time that we played for our target birds.
We only got five birds but with one Tree Pipit, one Wood Lark and the two Dartford Warbler these were really interesting captures.
Wood Lark - 1
Tree Pipit - 1
Dartford Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 1