Sunday, 22 April 2012

Stanwell Moor - 21 April 2012

Back to reality - a morning visit to Stanwell, to finish off some outstanding work and just to see how things were. The lake has visits from Common Terns, but the birds have nothing to rest on, so I put up a wood frame in the hope it may attract odd birds to stay over the water of a little longer than normal. We only set up in the willow/carr area, which is a great confined area for an evening visit, especially post breeding and Hirundine roost time, but for a  morning session ti is a little to confined. The catch was as expected not high, but we did manage our first Reed Warbler of the summer and at least two Cetti's were present. A few Swallows were seen but non of the local House Martins seemed to have arrived back as yet. The team at Wraysbury managed a Tree Pipit and Redstart so there was some movement going on.

Reed Warbler

Catch (8):

Blackbird - 1
Song Thrush -2
Reed Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 2
Chiff-chaff - 1
Reed Bubnting - 2