Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Stanwell Moor - 26 February 2012

Clear skies overnight and a forecast drop in temperatures tempted us in to the field for a second ocassion this weekend. We were joined by GDB and targetted the linnets feeding in the field by the access road.The long term future of this particular part of the site is unknown as marker posts have now appeared in preparation for the planned crushing plant. It is not yet clear whether any part of what is currently a mixture of self seeded oilseed rape and decaying cabbages will escape the bricks and concrete.
We tried a combination of full height and double panel nets, having no whoosh net ( or appropriate licence endorsement) that would have been our method of choice. A couple of doubles and an odd single were also strategically placed but the bright sunlight made nets very obvious, a fact evident from the low total catch.

Linnets - 5 male and 6 female (and below)

Blackbird - 6 male

Total - 8(1)

Dunnock - 0 (1)
Blackbird - 3
Long Tailed Tit - 1
Linnet - 3