Saturday, 27 April 2013

Hilfield Park Reservoir - 23 April 2013

Today for change of location, and as only a couple were doing a midweek session here, I tagged along. We set a long line of nets through the north bank run, and though a bright day with birds still moving through the home counties, things were fairly steady and relatively quite. The majority of birds caught were Blackcaps with one bird, X906020 returning from May 2010, which had been re-trapped in 2011, but not in 2012. The only other species caught was Chiff-chaff, with another 201 re-trap, BYP308.

Total: 8 (3)
Blackcap - 6 (1)
Chiff-chaff - 2 (2)

In the afternoon after D finished work we decided to take a trip along to Little Marlow GP to try and pick up the Wood Warbler. Walking the length of the footpath the bird could not be heard or seen. but just as we got to the end, I heard a brief trill part of the song and managed to pick the bird up just at the end of the path. We managed to miss a flew over Osprey but there was a Oystercatcher on the spit.