Sunday, 12 September 2010

Stanwell Moor ringing site - 12 September 2010

A late afternoon/evening visit after lunch at the pub, was greeted by a few Meadow Pipits on the shallow pools by the roadside. So after setting up in the 'dell' for the hirundine roost (flushing a small unidentified wader as it disappear out of the narrow ride) we went back to the pools and put up a 100 + 60 in a V with Mipits flying around us.

Nets for Mipits

In a two hour period we did 38, with many more bouncing or not even going in. An unexpected bonus.

Meadow Pipit - below wing of a 3

In the 2 or so hour period in addition to the 38 Meadow Pipits we did Chiff-chaff (7), Sedge Warbler (2), Robin (2) Swallow (4, plus a re-trap), a Blue Tit and Blackcap, plus our second Cetti's for the autumn. A Wheatear was also on site.

Cetti's Warbler