Spring at Renishaw
It was nice to get back to Renishaw last Sunday with Geoff even though we didn’t get a huge amount of birds. We got 4 nets up by 7:30 and soon began catching the first birds. One of our warbler nets produced the first two, a pair of new Treecreepers who were nesting in a tree nearby. Geoff’s tape lures proved effective and finished with a good total of 6 Blackcaps (1 retrap from last year) and 4 Chiffchaffs. It was good practise for me as quite a few birds caught had a well developed brood patch. Despite these highlights, by far the best bird caught was a 4M Grey Wagtail caught in the Kingfisher net which was a new bird for the site. Even better, I got to ring it and it was a new bird for me. We finished with a total of 22 birds.