Wednesday, 21 August 2019

21/08 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 21-Aug-2019 07:15 to 11:30hrs
Notes: A day of near misses. We saw Lesser Whitethroats near the nets also a Tree Pipit. Quite A few of the Swallows through some took interest in their calls but skimmed over the  nets. Chiffchaff and Blackcaps dominated. The only unexpected species captured was the Linnet. A better total than last year’s equivalent.
Weather: sunny period, warming up, breezy.
Present: JL, RJC, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 07:45 to 10:45hrs
Lure (audio): misc. migrants, warblers, redstart, swallows(part) intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
34(349/00) 7 Species
Matching Visit: (Wed) 22/08/2018
16(16/00) 6 Species
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
9

9

BLUTI
6

5
1
CHIFF
9

9

GARWA
3

3

LINNE
1

1

WHITE
2

2

WILWA
4

4

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
3

3

CHIFF
3

3

GARWA
1

1

LESWH
2

2

WHITE
3

3

WILWA
4

4

Recaptures: (none

Sightings 32 Species: The bird of the day was the Great White Egret. Earlier a Grey Heron had flown northeast so when a bird of a similar size flew back, seen in silhouette against the sky, we assumed it to be the heron returning. Fortunately Ian checked it out through binoculars and realised it was white. We all managed to get good enough views before it got too far away flying southwest. Swallows were going through South in singles and small groups for most of the morning. Generally the heath was quiet compared to yesterday.

Blackbird (3+)
Blackcap (9+)
Blue Tit (6+)
Bullfinch (1+)
Buzzard (1)
Carrion Crow (2+)
Chiffchaff (9+)
Garden Warbler (3+)
Goldfinch (17+)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (2+)
Great Tit (2+)
Great White Egret (1)
Green Woodpecker (2+)
Greenfinch (12+)
Grey Heron (1)
House Martin (1+)
Jackdaw (10+)
Jay (2+)
Lesser Whitethroat (2+)
Linnet (12+)
Magpie (5+)
Red Kite (1)
Robin (4+)
Starling (7+)
Stock Dove (3+)
Stonechat (8+)
Swallow (27+)
Swift (4+)
Tree Pipit (1)
Whitethroat (5+)
Willow Warbler (4+)
Woodpigeon (10+)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

20/08 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 20-Aug-2019 07:10 to 11:15hrs
Notes: . A mixed bag today. Ringed another juvenile Dartford Warbler and a Chaffinch, a scarce bird these days and this one didn’t have Ugg boots! As we approach the nets on one round we saw two Tree Pipits near the enclosure and a few moments later two pipits flew into a net. We expected to find Tree Pipits, but they were Meadow Pipits; we checked them very carefully though. Later on a walk round it became apparent that there had been a small influx of Meadow Pipits.  
Weather: sunny periods, warm, breezy.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 07:45 to 10:45hrs
Lure (audio): misc. migrants, warblers, redstart, swallows intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
31(31/01) 12 Species
Matching Visit: (Tues) 21/08/2018
36(34/02) 10 Species
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
6

6

BLUTI
4

4

CHAFF
1

1

CHIFF
3

3

DARWA
1

1

GARWA
3

3

GOLDC
1

1

GRETI
2

2

MEAPI
2

2

ROBIN
1
1
1
1
WHITE
4

4

WILWA
2

2

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
16

16

BLUTI

1

1
CHIFF
4

4

COATI
1

1

GARWA
1

1

GOLDC
1

1

GRETI

1
1

TREPI
1

1

WHITE
3

2

WILWA
7

7

Recaptures: Robin ringed 02/10/2018 as a Juvenile

Sightings 33 Species: A least two Lesser Whitethroats in company with several Whitethroats in the scrub to the southeast of the enclosure did not respond to the lures unfortunately. A Buzzard floated across the heath when we left.

Blackbird (1)
Blackcap (6)
Black-headed Gull (1)
Blue Tit (4)
Buzzard (1)
Carrion Crow (2)
Chaffinch (1)
Chiffchaff (2)
Coal Tit (1)
Dartford Warbler (1)
Garden Warbler (3)
Goldcrest (1)
Goldfinch (17)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
Great Tit (2)
Green Woodpecker (1)
Greenfinch (5)
Jackdaw (26)
Lesser Whitethroat (2)
Linnet (7)
Magpie (4)
Meadow Pipit (11)
Nuthatch (2)
Robin (2)
Stock Dove (5)
Stonechat (8)
Swallow (4)
Tree Pipit (2)
Whitethroat (8)
Willow Warbler (3)
Woodlark (8)
Woodpigeon (10)
Wren (2)