Tuesday, 6 March 2018

06/03 Bagnor Feeder

Location: Bagnor Feeder
Session: 06-Mar-2018 07:45 to 11:30hrs
Headlines: After the snow a day or so ago it was good to be out again in reasonable weather. The capture was steady for much of the morning with a pause mid-session. As expected for this time of year many birds were on territory or feeding in the tree tops. A capture of 24 is not too bad for the time of year. The 3 year 297d old Great Tit pulli is interesting and was ringed 15-May-2014 at nest box C06 just up the hill. We last re-captured it 22-Jan-2015; wonder where it has been until now. The matching visit for the 2016/17 winter is of just 4 captures so 24 seems pretty good.
Weather: mostly cloudy, occasional sunny periods, intermittent light breeze, cool warm in the sun.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 12metres, a 6M net each side of feeder up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lure (feeder): peanuts, black sunflower, fat balls, niger
Capture (New/Recapture)
24(14/10) visit 09 of 10
04(01/03) 2017 Visit 9 (07-Mar-2017)
Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
4
6
5
4
CHAFF
1

1

COATI
2

2

GRETI
6
2
7
1
LOTTI

2
indeterminate
MARTI
1

indeterminate
Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
1
1
1
1
GRSWO
1

1

GRETI

1
1

Link to 2016/17 visit 09 Report

Totals for visit 09 of 10 for the last 10 winter period
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
32
42
22
51
24
10
10
35
4
24
Recaptures: (10)
BLUTI        3y 82d, 2y 46d, 1y 95d Pulli 302d from boxes A01 and AMT1, 300d from box B05
GRETI       pulli 3y 297d from box C06, 310d from box A03
LOTTI        1y 70d,126d

Sightings 35 Species: Skylark have been singing all week even on Friday when the extreme cold was at its worst. Mute Swan on the cress beds is unusual. One or two Siskin flying about, not coming to drink in the stream near the feeder as they usually do though. One Little Egret seems to be resident along the valley, a year or so back there would have been several but the habitat is changing. The only winter thrush, a redwing, flew over calling.


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