I have put a net up at the neighbours one afternoon with some success, I think this site has a huge potential for a few months time with a small apple orchard that Mark (the owner) is only going to pick lightly and leave the rest for the birds.
|The net set at Mark's, on the right is a hen run with very tall berry laden elder bushes and on the left is the apple orchard.|
Birds caught during this period were -
Blackbird - 1
Song Thrush - 1 the first for a while.
Chaffinch - 1 (1) the recap was banded on the first banding day down here so is now the oldest bird recaptured.
Goldfinch - 1
Redpoll - 35
|I caught another pale coloured Redpoll that was heavy and had long wings.|
House Sparrow - 1 (6) interestingly 3 of the recaps were banded on the first day I caught any down here.
Dunnock - 1