Friday, 1 June 2012

Stanwell Moor - 30 May 2012

This was our last chance to monitor the site until our return from Scotland so we put in an evening session and hoped that fledging would have taken place with more birds ending up in the nets. There were certainly more birds caught. The new 30ft ride turned up two new Reed Warblers, but no Starlings despite the roost having grown considerably in size since out last visit, and birds roosting all around the net. One juvenile Starling was caught in a 60ft on another spit and juvenile Lottis, Gretis, Chiff-chaff, Robin & Song Thrush were also captured.

We were pleased to retrap Reewa 4M, X905740 from 2010, as returners seem less frequent than in previous years.

Chiff-chaff DPA 662 was a control and we await to discover whether is yet another exchange with Queen Mary or from somewhere a little further afield.

Juvenile Robin 

Totals 16 (3):

Robin - 1
Dunnock - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Reed Warbler - 5 (1)
Chiff-chaff  - 1 (1)
Great Tit - 3
Long-tailed Tit - 2 (1)
Starling - 1
Greenfinch - 1