Sunday, 5 September 2010

Wraysbury am and Stanwell Moor roost - 4th September 2010

Joined the RRG session at Wraysbury this am, our closest spot to an east coast migration spot without the east coast drift migrants, though it is usually good for Sylvia and Phylloscopus warblers of the common variety, sometimes in good numbers. Twelve of the group turned up for the morning session, with some good numbers of common warblers being in the area, with 262 birds being rung with 29 re-traps. This included 158 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 39 Chiff-chaff, 11 Willow Warbler, singles of Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush, Garden Warbler, Treecreeper, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, with also Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Blue and Great Tits.

Only other birds of note was single Hobby and Tree Pipit.

Two 3 Treecreepers

Stanwell Moor in the evening for the roost this time failed to result in any Hirundines being caught though there were about 20 - 30 Swallows around. maybe the net across the front of the reeds is putting off birds coming in and next time perhaps we should remove it and see how it goes.We did manage 4 Chiff-chaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed warbler and a single Long-tailed Tit.

As we left we flushed two unidentified small waders from the pools in the dark.