Monday, 10 September 2012

Stanwell Moor - 8 September 2012

This morning we were joined by TA, so divided our efforts to cover the lakeside and muddy meadow areas.
With wader migration stalled by the current weather conditions, box configurations in the meadow gave Meadow Pipits into double figures. Birds caught early on were probably of the local breeding population with some 3JJ individuals. Those from later on may have been local or on passage.

Getting to grips with the business of ageing Meadow Pipits


We also got some Linnets, a Reed Bunting and bizarrely a first year Great Spotted Woodpecker bearing  LE42220 a non group ring.

The lakeside captures were of predictable species for the habitat, but did include an extremely immature Song Thrush, evidence of some very late breeding efforts, in what have been difficult conditions this season. By midday 4 Hobbies were providing aerial displays above and taking full advantage of the many and varied dragonflies on site.

Totals: 34 (2)

Great Spotted Woodpecker - 0 (1)
Swallow - 1
Meadow Pipit - 14
Wren - 1
Robin -0 (1)
Song Thrush - 2
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 2
Blackcap -4
Chiffchaff -3
Great Tit - 1
Linnet - 2
Reed Bunting - 1