Sunday, 7 January 2018

07/01 Snelsmore Common

Location: Snelsmore Common Feeder visit 05 of 10
Session: 07-Jan-2018 07:50 to 11:20hrs
Headlines: Snow flurries on the way to Snelsmore that stopped soon after arrival. Session numbers match last winter and numbers of Blue Tit and Coal Tit similar with Great Tit numbers up. We don’t recapture many of the pulli Nuthatch ringed in nest boxes so the bird today is good even though it hatched in a box about 30metres from the feeder. Looking at the list of previous visit 5 totals 2009/10 must have been very busy.
This is the first session entering data using DemOn, the BTO’s new web-based data entry system that supersedes IPMR. It is al little slower to enter data mostly due to internet speed and traffic, also information is validated as it is entered. Unfortunately my report routines don’t work for the new system so a bit more of a manual effort to produce the same data; as you can see still got a bit of work to do on the background of one table. It didn’t help that every time I relaxed entering the data that I hit return in the wrong place and bounced myself out of the system three times. Still a lot more development needed but then IPMR was the same when it first came out and for that matter its predecessor BRING
Weather: cold, sunny periods, blustery wind from the north east but sheltered by trees so almost calm.
Present: JL, IW, JHW, RJC, DL
Nets: 12metres, a 6metre net each side of feeders up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lure (feeders): fat balls, niger, black sunflower, peanuts
Capture (New/Recapture)
40(13/27) visit 5 of 10
40(12/28) 2017 visit 5 (08-Jan-2017)
Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
BLABI
1

1
BLUTI
6
15
14
7
COATI
4
6
8
2
DUNNO
1

1
GRETI
2
4
6

NUTHA
1
indeterminate
Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
BLUTI
4
16
11
9
COATI
4
9
10
3
GOLDC
1

1

GRETI
1
2
3

GRSWO
1

1

ROBIN

1

1
TREEC
1

1


Totals for visit 05 of 10 for the last 10 winter periods
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
35
165
24
47
19
100
51
38
40
40

Recaptures: (27) all recent except:
Pulli    Blue Tit 235d Box CP30 Great Tit 246d CP09 Nuthatch 251d CP07
Adult   Blue Tit 1y 324d, 1y 289d, 365d, 299d
           Dunnock 323d

Sightings 28 Species: Ian's list, not a good day for observing as the coldness when standing around is not much help with the concentration, I added a few new species to my year list though.






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