Location: Greenham Common Western Enclosure
11/04/2021, 07:30 to 11:00hrsPresent: JL,IW,JCWeather: Sunny, SW breeze, cool
48metres in 3 rides
of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:45hrsLures
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!
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.