Wednesday, 10 October 2018

10/10 Greenham Common, Western Enclosure

Location: Greenham Common, Western Enclosure
Session: 10-Oct-2018 07:40 to 10:55hrs
Headlines: Ideal conditions today, perhaps a bit too bright during the clear sunny periods. Three Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff showed there are still one or two summer migrants about. Generally, very quiet. A Meadow Pipit briefly perched on a mist net pole but like yesterday most pipits showed no interest. A Green Woodpecker got out before I could get to it. The Reed Buntings dropped into the scrub as the mist moved in. There was very little activity for most of the session anywhere in the immediate vicinity. There was a lot of walking about, until late on when a small influx birds moved around the scrubby areas. This latter gave most of the capture. The next few days look to be unsettled so I might not get out again this week.
Weather: Bright, sunny, clear misty for a while mid-session then clearing again, mostly calm occasional light breeze, warm
Present: JL
Nets: 48metres in three rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:30hrs
Lure (audio): Redstart, Meadow Pipit, playlists: Autumn, BCCCFCGC intermittently 
Capture (New/Recapture)
11(11/00)
Matching Visit: none

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult
BLACA
3

3

BLUTI
1

1

CHIFF
1

1

COATI
1

1

GRETI
1

1

REEBU
2

2

ROBIN
1

1

WREN
1

1

Species
New
Rtp
Juv
Adult










Recaptures: none

Sightings 29 Species: I know I missed a few, mainly finches, that flew over against the light also my hearing and  memory is not what it was. I did pick up a fly-over Brambling on call though. No sign of any winter thrushes so far this week. The Dartford Warbler is the first I have found here since before the April cold spell when most of the commons  population disappeared. It was either very mobile or there were two since I saw it or another individual moving through the scrub to the east after  the first sighting to the west of the enclosure.





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