28 September 2010
Present: AM, JS, KH, CG, RG, and JAF.
The site is a new one for the 01229 Group, a stubblefield which had been used recently by flocks of finches and buntings. We decided to give it a try. It was a successful morning with 40 new birds representing 14 species:Meadow Pipit 2; Wren 2; Dunnock 5; Robin 3; Blackbird 1; Song thrush 2; Whitethroat 1; Chiffchaff 1; Coal Tit 1; Great Tit 1; Tree Sparrow 7; Chaffinch 1; Yellowhammer 8; Reed Bunting 5.
Kirksanton lies on the coast north from Millom and South from Silecroft.
200 feet of single shelf net across the stubble field did catch some birds
but most were caught near the hedges around the edge of the field
Ken, Colin and Rosalyn looking busy
This Yellowhammer was one of 8 ringed
A smart looking Tree Sparrow
Roslyn extends her training experience with a Tree Sparrow