Friday 1 December 2023

Baconsthorpe, Castle Wild Camp - 1st December 2023

 The weather forecast was a little off today with lower windspeed than we were expecting. We would have chosen another site that is less sheltered had we known but as it turned out the capture of a Firecrest made us pleased to have tried this site in spite of us all getting frozen as we took the nets down.

3M Firecrest

By 10:15 when this photo was taken we were quite concerned about the heavy cloud heading in our direction. A check on the Weather24 app confirmed incoming snow followed by rain. The nets were all pushed up first but the snow started as we took down. 

We caught no birds after about 10'o'clock so 25 new and 2 retraps wasn't too bad. Team consisted of CL, DKL, DKH and for the first time OHK. 

Total: 25 (2)

Blackbird - 8
Redwing - 6
Wren - 0 (1)
Robin - 0 (1)
Goldcrest - 6
Firecrest - 1
Blue Tit - 2
Great Tit - 2