Sunday, 2 September 2012

Stanwell Moor - 1 September 2012

The morning session started with a quick tidy-up in the net ride as willow and reeds were spilling into the open area and making it difficult to access both sides of the net. With the three nets set and tapes for Reed Warbler and Chiff-chaff playing, we put up a further two 50s on a spit where bramble has reached head height and lines either side of the ride.  We then erected a further two doubles and a combination of three two panels over the diminishing pooled water and mud of the flash.

The first net round produced only three Reed Warbler and a Wren. The Chiff-chaff tape had failed to pull in any of the calling birds in the immediate area. There was a good mix from the brambles, Blackcap, Whitethroat,Song Thrush and Blackbird were all captured and processed but nothing can back from the flash nets.

As the morning progressed the birds continued in a steady trickle including two Reed Buntings, one of which carried a ring that was not issued to RRG/MX.

Reed Bunting - 3 male

After closing down the lakeside nets we finished up at the flash and although no waders or ducks were seen in the vicinity we did manage two Meadow Pipits to bring the total to 34 captures.

Meadow Pipit - 3J

Totals: 31(3)

Meadow Pipit - 2
Dunnock - 1
Wren - 3
Robin - 2
Blackbird - 2 (1)
Song Thrush - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 6 (1)
Blackcap - 9
Whitethroat - 1
Chiff-chaff - 1
Great Tit - 1
Reed Bunting - 1 (1)