Sunday, 12 March 2023

12/03 Greenham Common Feeder

Location: Greenham Common Feeder
Session: 12/03/2023 07:45 to 11:20hrs
Notes: The finches in the area seem to be ignoring the feeder area this winter preferring to feed in the tree tops. Few birds came to the feeder this session. After the cold weather of the last few days the warmth of today probably tempting their territorial instincts. A five year old 2018 Blue Tit probably the best of the session. Last winter’s matching visit (date a bit out of sync) had a better variety of species, something lacking at all our feeders this winter
Present: JL,IW,NC
Weather: overcast early sunny periods later, light breeze, cool
Nets: 12Metres, 2 rides 6M each side of feeder  up from 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lures: Feeders – Black Sunflower Seed, Peanuts, Niger

Blue Tit  ringed: 14/01/2018, 06/03/2022, 20/03/2022, 12/02/2023x2, 26/02/2023x3
Great Tit  ringed: 13/11/2022, 12/02/2023

Just to show there are  a few about here are photos of adult male and female Siskins ringed in my garden yesterday

Sightings: The best species total here for a while, Stonechat spotted along the Estovers perimeter fence to the south and a Chiffchaff started singing as we took the nets down.

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