Sunday, 16 September 2012

Black Park Country Park - 16 September 2012

Today was the first visit of the autumn to the country park. While setting up all seemed quite quiet. There were a few Goldcrests around and a couple of Crossbill were heard to pass overhead. Before being fully set, a mixed tit flock connected with a 40ft net giving a busy start but the catching then reduced to a trickle as the wind began to increase in strength. We closed before midday.

The catch was mainly titmice with a smattering of other species. Blue Tit X763679, first caught when aged 3 at Home Cottage Farm, Iver Heath on 28/12/2009 and processed again as a 5 in our garden on 05/02/2010 was retrapped.




Totals: 46 (2)

Wren - 1
Robin – 3 (1)
Blackcap - 1
Chiff-chaff - 2
Goldcrest- 5
Great Tit - 9
Blue Tit – 16 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 7
Nuthatch - 1
Treecreeper - 1