Session: 21/11/2023 07:45 to 11:20hrs
Notes: A busy start to the morning with 29 birds in the first nets round, mostly Blue Tits including some pulli from both the Mount Hill and Snelsmore Common nest boxes. After the next round of 17 the following three rounds were single figure. Not much variety, I though having to feed sunflower hearts (thanks Putin) might bring in some finches. It was dark dank miserable weather with some fine rain in the later part of the session. Having some trouble with the BTO portal can’t get it to filter by date at the moment.
Weather: overcast, calm, occasional drizzle, cool.
Nets: 12M of nets, 6M each side of the feeders up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs.
Lures: Feeders with Peanuts, Sunflower Hearts, Niger, Fat Balls.
pulli ringed: 25/05/2021 nest box CP25, 14/05/2022 nest box WH08, 23/05/2023 nest box C05,
Sighting: Probably missed a few as we were busy ringing for the early part of the session, included a flock of about 8+ ducks that snuck by before we could ID them; I thought they might be Wigeon but couldn’t be sure. No Robins about!, if they were there they kept very quiet. One flock of 15+ Siskin, plus others flying about.