Ice-breaking session at Kenfig

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This morning I joined Chris Newberry at the Kenfig Pool site for our first visit of the New Year. The ‘Met Office’ forecast an Amber Warning for Ice and they weren’t wrong – with the surface of both flooded rides frozen.


We set up three 18 metre nets in the CES ride and two 12 metre nets in the scrub ride with the accompaniment of Goldcrest on the MP3 players. It wasn’t long before the birds accommodated us with their presence.

Male Goldcrest

Catching was slow through the morning and we managed only nine birds in total but the final bird was a surprise Chiffchaff.

The total for the session was as follows (new birds/re-traps) Blue Tit (0/2) Chiffchaff (1/0) Goldcrest (1/1) Long Tailed-Tit (0/1) Robin (1/2).

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