Tuesday, 18 July 2017

18/07 Greenham Common

Location: 18/07 Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session:  18-Jul-2017 06:00 to 10:10hrs
Headlines: Until I saw last year’s equivalent session I thought it was a good capture today. It was a pleasant easy session with a steady capture of birds until the last 30 minutes. We captured the first Willow Warblers detected here for some weeks. A few sylvia warblers and Chiffchaffs made up the bulk of the capture with a Linnet, Greenfinch Goldcrest and 3 Blue Tit to add variety. It became very windy in the last half hour causing the telescopic poles to collapse on two of the three nets. So we were quite prompt taking the nets down and with some difficulty in the swirling wind. Needless to say once they were down the wind dropped. 
Weather: Sunny, warm light breeze, hot later very windy for the last 30 minutes.
Present:  JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m; up from 06:30 to 10:00hrs.
Lure (audio): Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler intermittently
Capture (New/Recapture)
29(29/00)
55(50/05) 18-Jul-2016
Species
New
Rtp
Juvs
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

Species
New
Rtp
Juvs
Adult
BLABI
4

2
2
BLACA
6

4
2
BLUTI
1

1

CHIFF
3
2
3
2
GARWA
3

1
2
GOLDC
2

2

GOLDF
9
1
6
4
GREFI
9

9

GRETI
1
1

2
LINNE
4

4

MEAPI
1

1

REEWA
1

1

ROBIN
2

2

SEDWA

1
1

SONTH
1

1

WHITE
2

2

WILWA
1


1

Recaptures: no retraps
Today's fresh plumage Willow Warbler; seem to have lost the green hue in the photo

Sightings 28 Species: As is usual this year fairly quiet will a few gulls moving north and east the only visible movement. The birds attracted by the audio are almost invisible, just occasionally two or three are spotted flying low across the heath from bush to bush towards the enclosure and sometimes they just drop out of the sky into it.






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