As it was calm,
overcast, murky and mild for the time of year, thought I would ring the enclosure
just to see what was there. Expectations were low and turned out to be
correct. 48metres of net in three rides and intermittent lures of BC-CC-GO-FC, SK-LR, MP, RB song and calls played. We (JL, IW) captured three birds, all in the final 30 minutes before nets down.
The capture consisted of: a new Blue Tit and Blackbird and a Goldcrest, ringed
here 09-Nov-2017. It seems that the birds began to move out on to the heath
later in the morning. Unfortunately I had to be somewhere and could only stay until
10:00-ish otherwise I might have stayed and captured a few more birds.
19 Species: not much
moving about, the Redwings appeared when we took the nets down.