Monday, 1 July 2013

Stanwell Moor - 18 June 2013

An end of the day session accompanied by JHH to have a go at catching Starlings at the roost. JHH was hopeful that we'd be successful  since she'd never seen them in the hand before.
As it happened we got some birds from the reedbed first and she got an alternative 'new' bird and did her first Kingfisher. Another was caught soon afterwards.

3M Kingfisher

3(F) Kingfisher

The birds kept coming, slowly but surely, then we got the first Swallow of the season followed by the first youngster. 

4M Swallow

3J Swallow

After that, we caught 4 young Lottis in a single 60' and also noticed this box of healthy young plants.

Most readers of this blog have an interest in birds.......but how is your plant identification skill?
Do you know what they are yet?

The plants were collected by a police officer - leaving Chris dealing with our green problem and Denise and JHH processing some more Swallows and a couple of Sand Martins, both new species for the young trainee. We even had the nets down by the time the Police had been escorted off site. So much excitement but absolutely no Starlings - the main reason for the visit.

Totals: 21 (2)

Kingfisher - 2
Swallow - 8
Sand Martin - 2
Robin - 1
Blackbird - 1 (1)
Reed Warbler - 2 (1)
Blue Tit - 1
Long-Tailed Tit - 4