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Archive for May, 2016

The last day of April saw me

in Berkshire for a day checking Tawny owl boxes with Carl & Paul. A pleasant day with 12 boxes checked, a single Male found for the second time roosting in the same box.

Male Tawny owl

Male Tawny owl

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…to be completely wrong! The wind speeds were higher than predicted and there was rain, not predicted! The morning wasn’t a complete wash-out and we were able to do some ride maintenance, trimming and clipping ready for the 2016 CES. I was back home by 8am.

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…on the 17th April. A clear bright morning with a light WNW breeze.

A modest 31 birds processed with a 14/17 new/retrap split and a good number of species caught including:

  • 8 Blackcap
  • 2 Willow warbler
  • 1 ¬†Whitethroat
  • 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • 1 Sedge warbler
  • 1 Chiffchaff
  • 3 Song thrush
  • 6 Dunnock
  • 5 Long-tailed tit
  • 2 Robin
  • 1 Blue tit

 

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