Sunday 15 January 2023

15/01 Snelsmore Common Feeder

Location: Snelsmore Common Feeder Winter CES 2022/23.06
Session: 15/01/2023 07:45 to 11:00hrs
Notes: Having missed visits 3, 4 and 5 due to the weather and for other reasons it was good to get up and running again. A reasonable capture of 51 given that we missed three visits and feeding was paused for a couple of weeks. Interestingly 7 of 11 pulli ringed in box CP26 were re-trapped together today; this box is the furthest out on the common to the southeast. The Great Tits arrived noticeably later in the morning and there was no sign of any Marsh Tits, some needed to see the latter for a year tick. At about 10:30hrs it began spotting with rain and the rain radar was showing a heavy shower coming in from the west, so we took the nets down early, needless to say the rain stopped and the sky cleared so perhaps we were a little over cautious on our first ringing session of the year.
Present: JL,IW,DL,NC
Weather: Sunny periods, three rain showers, breezy, cold. Nets down 10:30hrs due to threat of heavy rain shower.
Nets: 12M, 2 rides 6M each side of feeder up from08:00 to 10:30hrs
Lures: Feeders – Fat Balls, Black Sunflower Seed, Peanuts
Blue Tit   ringed: 30/01/2022, 06/11/2022x5, 20/11/2022x5
                pulli ringed: 16/05/2022 nest box CP03, 16/05/2022x7 box CP26, 16/05/2022x2 box CP21
Coal Tit   ringed: 06/11/2022x3
Great Tit  ringed: 05/12/2021, 02/01/2022, 30/01/2022, 06/11/2022, 20/11/2022

Sightings: It was quiet species-wise with a few notable absences: Raven, Marsh Tit, Chaffinch etc

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