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The previous mist netting session was considered to be a very good catch and to exceed 86 birds in a morning session was not in anyone's thoughts, but and breaking this year's record was achieved yesterday with 92 birds caught and processed. Many young Goldfinches and Greenfinches as well as Blackcaps. Chiffchaffs and Reed Warblers were in reasonable numbers and the old favourite Kingfisher was also in the totals. Always a good crowd puller!
The total of 16 species comprised as follows:
Reed Warbler 8; Robin 5; Wren 2; Greenfinch 8; Blue Tit 11; Blackcap 6; Great Tit 9; Chiffchaff 10; Blackbird 7; Dunnock 3; Kingfisher 1; Goldfinch 13; Long-tailed Tit 2; Chaffinch 5; Bullfinch 1; and Coal Tit 1.
Juvenile Blackcap (Photo Mike Tyler)
The crowd puller juvenile Kingfisher (Photo Mike Tyler)