Wednesday 24th November 2021

Weather conditions were pretty benign today, both in terms of wind speed and direction and in terms of the temperature, which, after an overcast night, was high enough (just) to prevent ice from forming on the mist net poles. There was even a small hatch of Chironomid midges in the neighbouring sewage works, only a few hundred or so but enough to keep the wintering Chiffchaffs distracted. Numbers were about average for the time of year with 39 birds trapped: 5 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting and 5 Wren.

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