Clouds at the Crater

Saturday, September 9th 2017

At Foxglove, all the nets are hanging neatly in the net room.  The net poles are in their correct position in the well kept net rides.  Tape lures are charged and waiting.  When ringing at the Crater everything has to be carried there in cars.  Once there, unpacked and set up.

Poles are erected and the tape lures prepared.

Setting up the nets

At the end of the day everything has to be dismantled and returned to the correct place in the cars.

Taking down nets

There was no sunrise this morning, only clouds and lots of them! 


Taking this photo of clouds I did not realise that there were Mipits flying around, not dirty specs on the camera lens!

Mipits and clouds

As usual the Meadow Pipits caught were juveniles.  Some were beginning to build up fat for their long journey south.  There was a surprise, a retrap bird, one of 'ours' and it was an adult ringed as a juvenile last year.  

An adult Meadow Pipit

And another surprise was a juvenile Snipe.  Mark's photo shows the beautiful markings on this bird.

Juvenile Snipe

Whilst packing up more cloud! It was a decent day, nearly 200 Mipits caught, but significantly disrupted by the now 'predictable' weather!

More cloud!

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