Monday, September 13, 2010

Army on the move

Have caught and ringed over 120 Meadow Pipits on my last two visits to Buckton, including 72 yesterday. The easterly winds have backlogged the start of the usual September surge so a swing to fresh westerlies and the tap has been turned on ! They are just mad for the tape lure and at times it is just like shelling peas ! Their incessant march south and west will hopefully turn up a recovery.


Phil Woollen. said...

Are you playing the Meadow pipit song or call? Are you mist netting or some kind of clap net? Many thanks.

Mark Thomas said...

Phil - tape with mix of songs and calls and a 40ft net next to two patches of willows. Birds are pulled in and land in willows before flying into nets.