Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Stanwell Moor - 26 August 2012

The weather forecast for the coming week looked unpromising to say the least and we were keen to find out whether the pool in the meadow had dried up, so we headed to the site for the evening. Two nets were put up to cover the roost and some others strategically placed to intercept ducks and waders using the rapidly reducing flash.

The reedbed produced several Reed Warblers (all new and hatched this year) with a few Chiff-chaff and a solitary Sedge Warbler. There was a small roost but only one Swallow and three Sand Martins were caught. The water meadow produced an adult Ruff moulting out of breeding plumage and pictured below and a  juvenile Lapwing.

Adult male Ruff

Totals: 18

Lapwing - 1
Ruff - 1
Swallow - 1
Sand Martin - 3
Wren - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 8