Sunday, 7 October 2018

07/10 Thatcham Marsh LNR

Location: Thatcham Marsh LNR
Session: 07-Oct-2018 07:30 to 11:00hrs
Headlines: Not many migrants about this morning and quiet generally. We captured a few Blue Tits and a Long-tailed Tit; last year’s equivalent visit had a good capture of tits and a few more summer migrants. The Bullfinch was still in primary moult, they normally moult into October so not unusual. A late Reed Warbler was an unexpected capture. We have captured 36 in October since 1974, the latest being one at Thatcham Marsh LNR on the 23-Oct-1994, six others were captured after the 09-Oct, most are in the first week of the month, all but seven were captured at Thatcham Marsh
Weather: sunny,  calm to light breeze, cold
Present: JL, DL, IW, SC, GB
Nets: 216 metres in two rides 198m reed bed ride, 18m scrub ride up from 08:00 to 10:30hrs
Lure (audio): Playlists: Autumn, BCCCFCGC, intermittently shuffled
Capture (New/Recapture)
23(18/05)
Matching Visit:08-Oct-2018
53(43/10)
Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
2

2

BLUTI
3
2
4
1
BULLF
1


1
CETWA
3

full grown
CHIFF
2

2

LOTTI
1

full grown
REEBU
2

2

REEWA
1

1

ROBIN

1
1

WREN
3
2
5

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
1

1

BLUTI
4
1
4
1
CETWA

2
full grown
CHIFF
7

7

DUNNO
3

3

GOLDC
9
1
9
1
GRETI
10
2
10
2
LOTTI
2
2
full grown
REEBU
1

1

ROBIN
3

2
1
WREN
3
2
3
2
Recaptures: (5) all recent except Blue Tit ringed 20-Jun-2017

Sightings 35 Species: Ian’s list, might have missed one or two. A high flying Raven best bird and some Red Kite activity, otherwise much as expected, no sign of any winter migrants, 



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