Thursday, 11 August 2016

Broadwater GP - 11 August 2016

The team of CL/DKL/MRB & Margaret arrived on site to the sound of Willow Warbler song from a few different directions at 6.30am. Six nets were soon up and audio-lures deployed. The first round included no less than 18 Willow Warblers. For some time BC has been saying that this is a place where birds roost in numbers, as well as feed up, and it looks like he's right as the site had become very quiet by 7.30am.

 Willow Warbler 3O

There was a brief lull with little coming from the nets over the next two rounds, until a couple of very brief, light showers helped to get things going again. There were still good numbers of Chiffchaff around, but the Willow Warblers were now in the majority, unlike out total captures of a few days ago.

 3JM Blackcap

We finished on 89 birds in total. I dare say there are few sites where Willow Warbler can account for more than a third of the total catch.

Totals: 74 (15)

Wren - 1
Robin - 1
Dunnock - 3
Blackbird - 1
Reed Warbler - 3 (2)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Garden Warbler - 1 (1)
Blackcap - 3 (1)
Chiffchaff - 20 (9)
Willow Warbler - 32 
Blue Tit - 5
Great Tit - 1 (1)
Treecreeper - 1
Greenfinch - 1