Sunday, 10 January 2010

Surprise at the Pits!

Present: JAF

Visited Askam Pits to see what was going on. Surprisingly few birds caught, only 15: 12 new and three recent local retraps.

New birds: Woodcock 1; Dunnock 1; Robin 1; Blue Tit 3; Great Tit 4; Chaffinch 2.

The birds caught were well up to weight and the tits appeared to be more interested in attacking the Alder and Larch cones than they were in indulging themselves in my rather expensive bait!

The Woodcock which 'bounced' twice before it was safe in my hands!


lorenzothellama said...

Surprised it wasn't safe in your cooking pot.

Maalie said...

They are said to be good to eat but I needed the "ringing tick" for the new decade :-)

TCA said...

I can't imagine it would be very good to eat given your limited repertoire of culinary techniques - would you have slow burned it or George Foremaned it? :-)