Saturday, 14 September 2019

13/09 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 13-Sep-2019 07:30 to 11:30hrs
Notes: Good job I like ringing Blackcaps, another 25 today included an individual who weighed 24.7grms. We have had several over 20grms this year, but this is the heaviest so far. I thought it to be a different heavier species when I first put my hand in the bag. More Dunnocks, a late Garden Warbler and Willow Warblers with two more Goldcrests, numbers of the latter should start to increase towards thend of this month as wintering migrants move through.
Weather: sunny periods, warm, calm breezy later.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:45hrs
Lure (audio): misc. migrants, warblers, redstart, yellow-browed warbler intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
46(46/00) 9 Species
Matching Visit: none

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
25

25

BLUTI
5

5

CHIFF
5

5

DUNNO
2

2

GARWA
1

1

GOLDC
2

2

GRETI
2

2

ROBIN
2

2

WILWA
2

2

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult











Recaptures: none

Sightings 32 Species: The heath was quite quiet compared to yeasterday. No sign of the hirundine that were streaming through. Best birds, the Spotted Flycatchers that arrived in the nearby tall birch on the heath. We postponed nets down hoping they would respond to calls and fly towards the enclosure. They continued feeding around the tree, so we took the nets down, during which they flew high over to the birch wood on the south side of the heath.
Blackbird (1)                                            
Blackcap (27)                                          
Blue Tit (6)                                               
Buzzard (2)                                              
Canada Goose (7)                                  
Carrion Crow (2)                                     
Chiffchaff (6)                                            
Dunnock (2)                                             
Garden Warbler (1)                                
Goldcrest (2)                                           
Goldfinch (10)                                         
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)            
Great Tit (3)                                             
Green Woodpecker (1)                          
Greenfinch (7)                                         
  Grey Wagtail (2)
Jackdaw (3)                                             
Jay (2)                                                      
Linnet (3)                                                  
Magpie (2)                                               
Meadow Pipit (5)                                    
Nuthatch (1)                                            
Red Kite (1)                                             
Robin (3)                                                  
Spotted Flycatcher (2)                           
Starling (5)                                               
Stock Dove (3)                                        
Stonechat (3)                                          
Willow Warbler (2)                                  
Woodlark (5)                                            
Woodpigeon (6)                                      
Wren (1)                                                   

Thursday, 12 September 2019

12/09 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 12-Sep-2019 07:30 to 11:00hrs
Notes: Another quite busy session and some interesting occurrences. Suddenly we are catching Dunnocks, two on Tuesday and three more today, must be on the move from somewhere? Similarly Coal Tit, normally an occasional capture, so five in a session is unusual. It might be that the similar Yellow-browed Warbler calls I played today attracted them out of the woods. Otherwise Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs still being captured in good number. Stonechats did the usual and perched on the top net string.
Weather: sunny periods, warm, breezy.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:45hrs
Lure (audio): misc. migrants, warblers, redstart, yellow-browed warbler intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
48(46/02) 9 Species
Matching Visit: (Thurs) 13/09/2018
129(27/02) 9 Species
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
16

16

BLUTI
6
1
7

CHAFF
1

1

CHIFF
11

11

COATI
5

5

DUNNO
3

2
1
GOLDC
1
1
2

REEBU
1

1

WHITE
2

2

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
9

9

BLUTI
4
1
5

CHIFF
8

8

DUNNO
1


1
GOLDC

1
1

GRETI
2

2

GREWO
1

1

MEAPI
1

1

WILWA
1

1

Recaptures: (2) both recent

Sightings 30 Species: A bright male Dartford Warbler was tracking the Stonechats during the morning, an immature Hobby flashed through heading east just after nets up, many  Swallows flying through in a south-ish direction, they doing the same yeasterday when I walked the estern end, and a couple of flocks of House Martins drifted through in a similar direction.

Blackcap (16)                             
Blue Tit (6)                                 
Carrion Crow (3)                       
Chaffinch (1)                              
Chiffchaff (11)                            
Coal Tit (5)                                 
Dartford Warbler (1)                 
Dunnock (3)                               
Goldcrest (2)                              
Goldfinch (45)                            
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
Great Tit (1)                               
Green Woodpecker (1)            
Greenfinch (2)                           
Grey Wagtail (1)                        

Hobby (1)                                   
House Martin (12)                     
Jackdaw (5)                               
Jay (3)                                         
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1)  
Linnet (2)                                    
Magpie (4)                                  
Red Kite (1)                                
Reed Bunting (1)                       
Starling (20)                               
Stonechat (6)                             
Swallow (42)                              
Whitethroat (2)                           
Willow Warbler (1)                    
Woodpigeon (4)