Sunday, 17 October 2010

Stanwell Moor ringing site - 17 October 2010

Rather foolishly we decided to do Stanwell Moor am - with no takers from the ringing group, we perhaps should have considered a day of rest. The session was okay but we had hoped for some Thrushes (none) and a few more Goldcrests.

The days totals was : 46 which included 3 re-traps

Meadow Pipit - 8
Wren - 3
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 2
Chif-chaff - 2
Goldcrest - 5
BlueTit - 14
Great Tit - 5
Long-tailed Tit - 5
Reed Bunting - 1

Goldcrest - 3

Robin - 4

Chiff-chaff - 3

Reed Bunting, female 3 colour ringed as part of
a scheme we are undertaking, sadly this year we
have only had 4, compared to 38 last autumn.

Again arriving home and having flushed over 30 Goldfinches out of the garden, so we dropped the net again and achieved Greenfinch (1), Goldfinch (7) and Blue Tit (4). We are getting quite good numbers in at present but catching is not easy due to the garden size and the fact they very quickly become aware of the net. Apart from the fact Goldfinches in these numbers keep the Blue Tits off the feeder and away from the nets, one of the adult Goldfinches is ringed - but where?

Goldfinch, male - 3