Thursday, 19 July 2018

19/07 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 19-Jul-2018 06:45 to 10:15hrs
Headlines: not as busy as yesterday, Blackcap and Garden Warblers early, phylos started arriving mid-session and the two Whitethroats were in the nets when we went to take them down. It got too hot towards the end of the session for us and probably the birds
Weather: sunny, very little cloud, hot, calm
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m 07:15 to 10:00hrs
Lure (audio): Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Redstart, Whitethroat intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
24(24/00)
Matching Visit:
no matching visit
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
10

9
1
CHIFF
6

6

GARWA
2

2

GRETI
1

1

ROBIN
1

1

WHITE
2

2

WILWA
2


2
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult











Recaptures: none

Sightings 28 Species: not much activity today, a couple of family parties of Swallows feeding over the tree-line, first sighting of a Kestrel since the family party a few weeks ago a Mistle Thrush over probably the best bird.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

18/07 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 18-Jul-2018 06:40 to 10:30hrs
Headlines: It seems birds were on the move today so a good capture, mostly juveniles but also a few adults in the late stages of moult. Three crests arrived late in the session, the first proved very interesting as it was a recently fledge bird; see photos below; later two recently fledged Goldcrest captured alleviated a slight doubt as to it being its ID as a Firecrest. None of the crests had any sign of a crest. Yesterday Whitethroats matched the capture of other migrants except Blackcap, not today though. Last year’s matching visit had many fewer migrants. A busy morning until the capture tailed off at about 09:30hrs.
Weather: overcast, some sunny periods, close, warm, calm
Present: JL, RJC
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 06:45 to 10:15hrs
Lure (audio): Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Redstart, Whitethroat intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
50(48/02)
Matching Visit: 18-Jul-2017
29(29/00)
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
19

19

CHIFF
5

5

DUNNO
1

1

FIREC
1

1

GARWA
10

9
1
GOLDC
2

2

GRETI
2

2

LOTTI

1

1
WHITE
3

2
1
WILWA
5
1
4
2
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
5

4
1
BLUTI
3

3

CHIFF
8

8

GARWA
3

3

GOLDC
1

1

GREFI
1

1

LINNE
1

1

WHITE
3

3

WILWA
4

4

Recaptures: (2) Long-tailed Tit ringed 29-Aug-2017, Willow Warbler ringed 05-Jul-2018

not very good photos

spot the odd one


The two crests on the right are recently fledged, the eye strip was less obvious  "in the flesh"
Sightings 28 Species: probably missed a few species today


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

17/07 Greenham Common Western Enclosure

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 17-Jul-201806:45 to 10:15hrs                         
Headlines: Pressing family matters, including having to get a new car, have over ridden my intention to ring here until today. I probably have missed a few migrants as the list below looks more like mid August except for the Garden Warblers. A reasonable capture though, especially the adult Linnet and the juvenile Stonechat. The former was in full moult; don't think I done an adult in this condition before. I expected that Willow Warbler would out number Chiffchaff, they usually do in July, maybe tomorrow.  
Weather: Sunny, fresh, warm breezy
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 07:00 to 10:00hrs
Lure (audio): Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Redstart, Whitethroat intermittently.
Capture (New/Recapture)
23(23/00)
Matching Visit: None

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
8

8

CHIFF
4

4

GARWA
4

4

LINNE
1


1
STOCH
1

1

WHITE
4

4

WILWA
1

1

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult











Recaptures: none

Sightings 26 Species: only notable bird, a male Sparrowhawk, they are a bit scarce at this site so far this year.