Sunday, 14 January 2018

14/01 Greenham Common Feeder

Location: Greenham Common Estovers Feeder
Session: 14-Jan-2018 08:00 to 10:45hrs
Headlines: An additional visit to the feeder as we had made visit 5 earlier in the week as a banker to the possibility of unsuitable weather. Additional nets were erected in scrub near the cow paddock, in gorse scrub to the west of the compound and “over the other side” of the car park entrance. The activity at this feeder has been dropping off since the beginning of the year and it was particularly slow today. A good variety of species made up for the lack of numbers. A new Marsh Tit, the first Redwing of the year and the 6+ year old Dunnock are probably the highlights
Weather: Overcast, calm, colder as the morning progressed.
Present: JL, JHW, IW, DL, JPM
Nets: 86metres in 3 rides around the feeders and 4 rides in nearby scrub up from 08:30 to 10:30hrs
Lure (feeders): niger, niger, black sunflower, peanut, black sunflower
Capture (New/Recapture)
29(15/14) additional visit
Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
Blue Tit
4
3
7

Coal Tit

1
1

Dunnock
1
1

2
Goldcrest
1
1
2

Goldfinch
1
1
2

Great Spotted Woodpecker

1
1

Great Tit
3
4
6
1
Greenfinch
1

1

Jay
1


1
Marsh Tit
1

indeterminate
Redwing
1

1

Robin

1
1

Song Thrush

1
1

Wren
1

1

Recaptures: 14 all recent except
Blue Tit          from Bowdown 94d, from Thatcham Marsh 105d
Dunnock       6 y 326d (25-Feb-2011)

Sightings 34 Species: the best for me, a New Year tick: 60+ Golden Plover over north, otherwise not much flying about (this is getting a bit too repetitive)

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