I was awake quite early this morning so I decided to put up my 20ft net. The Sparrows have had a good breeding season this year and the net was directly in their flight path to the feeders. Watching them over the last few weeks there seems to be 50 birds around and many being young so I was hopeful.
After 2.5hrs I had processed 40 birds:- 29 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 4 Chaffinch and 2 Great Tit. The nice part about this was 33 birds were juveniles, 25 of them being House Sparrow.
After last years poor breeding season because of the awful weather we had, it is nice to see at least one species in my area doing reasonably well.