Friday, 26 January 2018

26/01 Greenham Feeder

Location: Greenham Common Feeder Visit 06 of 10
Session: 26-Jan-2018 07:45 to 11:30hrs
Headlines: Not a very good capture today, in fact the lowest visit six total we have had at this site. Interestingly we captured no 2nd winter birds this session. The food here is not going as fast as usual. Also the birds seem to be aware of the nets since as soon as we take the nets down they are back on the feeders. If it continues might try a visit later in the day, a different configuration or even move the feeders. We have very few Goldfinches this year and no Redpoll yet; the 2010/11 visit six included 40 of the last. Both these species have attended the feeder in good numbers in the past but over the last couple of winters they don’t seem to have visited as early in the year. Think they stay further north in the recent mild winters. There is still time for them to turn up though; it was mid-February last year.
Not had a good week generally, the central heating boiler failed last Saturday and it took five days and £93.00 for what was really a digital box of matches.
Weather: Few spots of rain, cold, sunny periods, calm, breeze at the end.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 34metres in rides of 10M, 24M, 24M up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lure (feeders): niger, niger, black sunflower, peanut, black sunflower
Capture (New/Recapture)
10(7/3) visit 06 of 10
17(11/06) 2016/17 visit 06 (20-Jan-2017)
Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
BLUTI
2
1
1

COATI
1

1

DUNNO

1
3

GOLDF
1

1

GRETI
2
1
1

GREFI
1

3

Species
New
Rtp
1stCY
2ndCY+
BLUTI
5
2
6
1
DUNNO
1

1

GRETI
1
3
1
3
ROBIN
4
1
5


Totals for visit 06 of 10 for the last 8 winter periods
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
100
33
35
32
33
48
17
10
Recaptures: (3) all recent
Sightings 25 Species: Several species in song early, particularly thrushes, otherwise fairly quiet, the  only notable species being a good flock  (for recent times) of Greenfinch, that waited for nets down and ten plus Bullfinches distributed around the car park

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