Sunday, 28 November 2010

Stanwell Moor ringing site - 28 Nov 2010

Our second outing for the weekend was to Stanwell Moor, still with Redpolls at the back of our mind and a possible cannon net wader catch on the South coats, we met up with Lesly from the ringing group. Again, unfortunately the day was rather slow and we only managed 18 new birds with 7 re-traps, one of these being one of our autumn Cetti's again, with a second one calling from the opposite side of the lake. Visual sightings included one Little Egret and a minimum of 3 Water Pipits, which unfortunately landed on the mound behind the net, instead in front of it, so despite still being in the area we draw a blank on any as far as ringing was concerned.

Ringed totals were:

Meadow Pipit - 6 (though 150 odd present on the mound next to the M25)
Wren - 2
Song Thrush - 2
Blackbird - 1
Chiff-chaff - 1
Blue Tit - 4
Reed Bunting - 2 (both cr)

Song Thrush

Cetti's Warbler