Thursday, 26 October 2017

26/10 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 26-Oct-2017 08:00 to 10:30hrs
Headlines: First opportunity to ring out on the common for a while. I wasn’t sure if to put the Blackcap, Chiffchaff song on but glad I did. Many Redwings took interest some landing in the bushes along the rides, just one captured though. Not much reaction from the many Meadow Pipits nearby. We did better than the matching 2016 session which was similar except for the warblers.
Weather: Low damping cloud early lifting later, cool, calm, slight breeze at the close
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18M, 18M, 12M up from 08:15 to 10:15hrs
Lure (audio): Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Redwing, Siskin, Redpoll, Meadow Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
8(07/01)
4(04/00) matching visit 26-Oct-2016
Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
BLACA
2

2

CHIFF
1


1
GOLDC
3
1
4

REDWI
1

1

Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
GOLDC
3

3

REDWI
1

1


Recaptures: 1, a Goldcrest from 29days ago

I checked some Winterbourne Holt nest boxes yesterday (25th) This is what Box 26 looks like, bit of an over-development and the hornets still active, where are the Honey Buzzards when you need them!

Sightings 26 Species: Small flocks of Redwings over a good flock of Meadow Pipits

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