Thursday, 9 January 2014

Broadwater GP - 8 January 2014

This was the second outing of the year, minus Denise as she was alas back at work, but I met up with EP, one of the groups other A ringers and PW a trainee. The wind was lower than expected, but this site has the benefit of being fairly well sheltered, and looking at the tree tops there did seem to be a bit more of airflow than we were experiencing at ground level. The site can be a little Tit focused, but can have a few wintering Chiff-chaffs and Goldcrests present, and often can produce a few birds. Today was not the busiest but with most catches locally not being that productive lately within the RG, 33 in total was not to be considered bad. Three Redwings came to the now infamous MP3 recording, though more did lingering higher up without coming down further, a Lesser Redpoll responded to tape, with also Chaffinch and Bullfinch putting in an appearance, three Goldcrest, including the re-trapping of one bird caught here in November, though originally rung at Hilfield Park Res, with the rest where the usual Tits suspects. The trainee had a couple of new birds and was left the two Magpies to do, due to lack of interest of the two A ringers present. A Blackcap singing as we packed up rounded off the morning.

Magpie - 5

Bullfinch - 6 female

Totals: 24 (9)

Wren - 1 (1)
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Robin - 2
Goldcrest - 2 (1)
Redwing - 3
Blue Tit - 4 (1) 
Great Tit - 4 (4) 
Long-tailed Tit - 3 (1)
Magpie - 2
Chaffinch - 1
Lesser Redpoll - 1
Bullfinch - 1