Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Stanwell Moor - 19 March 2013

The meadow pool seems so promising that we gave it yet another go on this evening. Of course, we drew a blank yet again. However, a couple of nets set in the newly cleared rides around the lake and by the reed bed gave us a couple of Long-tailed Tits and a Chiffchaff. As the light began to fail it became apparent that the Starlings had started to roost again. Further to that, we could hear Fieldfare and Redwing calls emanating from the tall trees in the filter beds, now completely flooded under a few inches of water. We were surprised to find a Redwing in the net as we went to take down the last lake net.

The Bittern was still present, along with a Little Egret, and four Redshank, three Little Ringed Plovers and a Jack Snipe in the area around the flash.

Redwing Age 6 
Total - 4 (1)
Redwing - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 1(1)
Starling - 1