Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Stanwell Moor - 24 July 2012

Wellies were again the order of the day as the main ride is still submerged at either end. We were visiting the site on the second night running and actually did slightly better in numbers due to the Lotti flock connecting with our 30ft net. We had 27 in total including 4 more Swallows and the first Sand Martins of the year. There were more youngsters around with 5 Reew Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and a Garden Warbler.

Reed Warbler V351324 was recaptured for the second year running having been retrapped on 3rd June 2011. This bird was originally ringed at Bedfont.

Old timer T708027 (Reed Warbler) carried a ring that was issued within the group, seven years ago, also at bedofnt and appears not have been missing seven years. Where?
For the first time in a while a Cetti's Warbler was heard to sing briefly and Hobby was present again. A young Sparrowhawk was attacking the Starling roost, dropping one next to the trainee, before taking one in flight over the water.

Totals: 25 (2)

Swallow - 4
Sand Martin - 2
Wren - 1
Robin - 1
Reed Warbler - 4 (2)
Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 2
Long-tailed Tit - 10