Wednesday, 14 April 2021

14/04 Greenham Common

Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
Session: 11/04/2021, 07:30 to 11:00hrs
Notes: We do not often ring the Western Enclosure in spring, we do not expect to catch much for the effort. As we have few site options for ringing this year, we decided to give it ago. So far this spring we have made three visit and the numbers of 7, 7 and today just 3 bare out our expectations number-wise. However, on the first visit we ringed a Meadow Pipit, on the second a Woodlark and today a female Redstart, all species we do not often encounter particularly at this time of year, so perhaps worth the effort after all.
Just after you left again JC!
Present: JL,IW,JC
Weather: Sunny, SW breeze, cool
Nets: 48metres in 3 rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:45hrs
Lures :None

Female Redstart

Sightings 32 species: It was quiet for the time of year. Woodlarks and Stonechats seen carrying food and the male Dartford Warbler gave one encircling display around us and over the heath. Two Little Egrets flew south and just as we were leaving a couple of House Martins went west. The Redstart just turned up in the net, makes you wonder what else might have been lurking in the gorse.

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