The Right Weather

Saturday, September 2nd 2017

For once the weather and the weather forecast agreed and it was ideal for mist netting at the Crater.  One of the pleasures of being 'on top of the world' is watching the sunrise. A golden globe rose over Teesside and the mist filled valley.

Sunrise

Nets were raised and the breeze increased a little, but the Mipits came to investigate.  This one, just checking out the net at close hand.

Checking the net

The fence is also a good place to have a careful look around.

Looking around

Some were flying over and John caught this one in flight, with the sun just catching its back - a beautiful photo - thank you.

Flying Meadow Pipit

Warm sun but a cool breeze ensured that layers were needed until mid morning.  Net rounds were carried out regularly. 

Returning from a net round

Over a 100 Mipits were caught.  Thank you to everyone who helped today.

This Gorse bush, on the training area, was home to several spiders of different types, harvestmen, and a small toad, heading for shelter under the bush.

And finally - a spider magically hanging in mid air, breakfast handily placed!  If you look closely you can just see small amounts of the web stretched between the Gorse stems.

Spider


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