Common Western Enclosure Session:22-Sep-2017 07:40 to
11:00hrs Headlines:On the way in kept
meeting people who wanted to chat so started later than intended. As the last
visit Chiffchaff dominated with Blackcap not far behind. Goldcrest numbers
have also picked up this week; this is about on schedule for the beginning of the autumn
influx. A Reed Bunting that began calling towards the end of the session showed
some interest when we responded with calls but eventually moved off.. Weather: Bright, sunny, cool
early, warm later, calm Present:JL, IW, DL Nets:66metres in four
rides of: 18M, 18M, 12M,18M up from 08:10 to 10:30hrs Lure (audio):Blackcap,
Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Willow Warbler, Redstart, Reed Bunting intermittently.
Recaptures:None Sightings 34 Species: Ian's list. A few Swallows and
House Martins moving southeast for most of the morning. A high flying Magpie over is interesting and some rapture activity for a change. Dartford warblers were active today, and a few more Chaffinch about; these have been hard to find on the common until recently. At least four Song Thrush dropped in like migrants; the local birds being hard to detect this time of year. As we were
loading up the car a Hobby gave prolonged close views and good aerobatics as it
chased and captured dragonflies above us.