Friday, 22 September 2017

22/09 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham 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.
Capture (New/Recapture)
23(23/00)
No matching visit
Species
New
Rtp
1st Yr
Adult
BLACA
6

6

BLUTI
2

2

CHIFF
9

9

GOLDC
3

3

GRETI
2

2

ROBIN
1

1


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.

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