Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Mist-netting at Shakerley..

A visit to Kane's feeding station at Shakerley was next on the agenda for this week. So on Monday morning we went and set the 40ft mist-net near his feeders and retreated back to the car and waited for the birds to arrive.

During the first net-round, we were rather pleased to find a Redwing and a Lesser Redpoll - maybe the start of a productive morning..
As the morning went on, bird numbers seemed to decrease, so we were quite happy with a total of 20 birds for our morning's effort. During the morning we also managed to catch 6 Long-tailed tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Great tit, 2 Blue tit, Blackbird and Greenfinch amongst several re-traps..

After finishing here, we collected the gear that we would need for our trip up to the Lakes the next day..

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