Intended to put a
full set of nets up but only manage to get three nets up before the flock of
Long-tailed Tits arrived. Yesterday there were several juvenile Stonechats
around the enclosure; just a lone singing male this morning. It is too early
for call lures so the capture was pot luck. Same total as 2017 but much less
variety, more Long-tailed Tits. Some good recoveries though a Goldfinch ringed
in my near-by garden, three Long-tailed Tits probably some of the parents of
the flock and who had been captured in previous flocks as Juveniles, when ringed.
The Willow Warbler was ringed as a juvenile in 2016 so has travels to west
Africa and back twice so far.
Capture (New/Recapture) Matching Visit
Long-tailed Tit ringed 29-Sep-2015, 31-May-2017, 14-Jun-2017
Willow Warbler ringed 30-Jun-2016
38 Species: Quite a lot
of movement across the heath early; quiet after about 08:30hrs.Best birds the a family of Whitethroats, quite scarce at this end of the common since the heavy rain.