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Old Wednesday 30th December 2015, 16:58   #15
citrinella
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Whoosh netting at secondary grain bait station, site 1, 28.12.15

Chaffinch new 2
retrap

As in my comments on site 2, this site is disappointing this year. Birds are present, with reasonable wild bird cover and a bait station providing feeding. The bait station, where we catch, has been taken over by rodents and I suspect the birds are being deterred from using it. The rodents in question are at least one rat burrowed in under the bait station itself, and numbers of grey squirrel raiding the bait - I have seen up to five at one time.

Also seen/heard
Greylag
Jay
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer

Mainly forgetting corvids, gulls, non-natives, pigeons and tits.

Many thanks to all concerned, Mike.
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