Sunday, 5 February 2023

05/02 Snelsmore Common Feeder

Location: Snelsmore Common Feeder Winter CES 2022/23.07
Session: 05/02/2023 07:45 to 11:30hrs CES visit 7
Notes: A spring-like morning, a bit chilly early though. The capture was slow at first, numbers increasing per round as the morning progress; probably checking out territories in the early morning sun. A good number of Blue Tits including some from nest boxes and a full grown ringed at Thatcham Marsh LNR last Sep. Good to be out ringing again.
Weather: Sunny, bright, cool, calm
Nets: 12M, 2 rides 6M each side of feeder up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lures: Feeders – Fat Balls, Black Sunflower Seed, Peanuts
Blue Tit  ringed: 06/12/2020, 06/12/2020x2, 02/01/2022,13/02/2022x2,27/02/2022,
                          11/09/2022 (Thatcham Marsh), 09/11/2022x5, 20/11/2022, 15/01/2023x2
               pulli ringed: 16/05/2022x2 nest box CP03, 16/05/2022 box WH15, 19/05/2022 box WH18
Coal Tit   ringed: 06/11/2022, 20/11/2022
Great Tit  ringed: 08/03/2020, 07/11/2021, 13/03/2022, 06/11/2022,20/11/2022x2
pulli ringed 22/05/2022 nest box CO27

Sightings: Not much species activity generally.

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