Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A Visit to the Vale

Heather, Charlie and I joined Chris at Ty'n-y-Caeau near Monknash in the Vale of Glamorgan. We supplemented our regular seventy-eight metres of nets along the hedgerow with a further thirty-nine metres in the corner of the field.
There were large flocks of finches feeding in the seed crop and feasting on the abundance of berries in the hedgerow and a number of swallows were observed flying low over the field in a south-easterly direction.

Yellowhammer

Meadow Pipit

The early catches tailed off after 10:00 a.m. yet in spite of the slight breeze and rather bright conditions we totalled fifty-two birds of ten species - 14 Goldfinches, 13 Greenfinches, 9 Linnets, 5 Yellowhammers, 4 Blackbirds, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Chaffinch, 1 House Sparrow and 1 Song Thrush. 



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