Friday, 16 March 2018

16/03 Bagnor Feeder

Location: Bagnor Feeder
Session: 16-Mar-2018 07:45 to 11:20hrs
Headlines: The last scheduled visit to the Bagnor Feeder, not a bad session. Captured here, at last a Siskin and five Goldfinches; all contributing to a good variety of species. The surprise capture is the Chiffchaff I heard my first of the coming summer yesterday at Thatcham Marsh GPs and the second, one singing here today that we later captured. Blue Tit presumably all in woodland on territory with just a few wanderers. Great Tits seem to outnumber the former at all the feeders at the moment which I think is unusual. Comfortable sunny periods, a steady capture, a chat with the shepherd and a couple of walk around the field and the session was over sooner than expected.
Weather: Cloudy, sunny periods, cool, mostly calm but occasionally breezy
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 12metres a 6M net each side of feeders. Up from08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lure (feeder): peanuts, black sunflower, fat balls, niger
Capture (New/Recapture)                                     Matching 2016/17 winter visit
21(15/06) visit 10 of 10
10(08/02) visit 10 (21-Mar-2017)
Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
1
1
2

CHIFF
1

indeterminate
DUNNO
1

1

GOLDF
5

4
1
GRSWO
1

1

LOTTI

1
indeterminate
NUTHA
2

2

SISKI
1

1

Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
1
1
2

COATI

1

1
GRETI
2

2

GREFI
5

3
2
Link to winter 2016/17 visit 10 Report

Totals for visit 10 for the last ten winter periods
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
42
32
21
19
25
4
35
32
10
21

Recaptures: (06) recent except
BLUTI             312d pulli from Mount Hill box AMT1
GRETI            313d pulli from Winterbourne Holt box WH17
LOTTI             1y 80d
Today's Chiffchaff an adult age indeterminate 
Sightings 35 Species: A singing Chiffchaff the best bird also the first Goldcrest for  sometime here. Treecreeper are less frequent here than they once were. The Jackdaw flock has fragmented into mostly breeding pairs.






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