Wednesday, 13 June 2018

13/06 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 13-Juv-2018 06:00 to 10:20hrs
Headlines: 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.
Weather: bright, sunny, calm, breezy from mid-session.
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18, 18, 12metres up from 06:20 to 10:00hrs
Lure (none):
Capture (New/Recapture)              Matching Visit
22(17/05)
22(21/01) 14-Jun-2017
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLABI
1

1

BLACA
1


1
GOLDF
1
1

2
GRETI
1

1

LOTTI
11
3
11
3
WILWA
1
1

2
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BULLF
2


2
CHIFF
3
1
4

COATI
1

1

DUNNO
2


2
GOLDC
1
3
1

GRETI
1

1

LOTTI
7

7

ROBIN
3



WHITE
1


1
Recaptures: (5)
Goldfinch ringed 01-Jan-2017
Long-tailed Tit ringed 29-Sep-2015, 31-May-2017, 14-Jun-2017
Willow Warbler ringed 30-Jun-2016

Sightings 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.






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