Friday, 26 August 2016

Broadwater GP - 26 August 2016

We were joined, today, by MRB and Margaret for our last ringing together before we all embark on our autumn ringing travels. M&M are off to Sante Andre in Portugal with other members of Maple Cross Ringing Group and we will be making our way to Getterons, Sweden to cover the observatory during September.

We had a good start with 15 birds from the first round, but it clearly was not a big day for warblers in the Buddleia bushes as subsequent rounds produced just a few birds each time. However, we do have quite a few more retrapped Chiffchaff and we hope to have enough data to allow us to pull together a feature, on time scales with regard to these birds fattening up, for our yearly report. We regularly have birds that over winter so it will be interesting to see whether any of the birds ringed during July and August are recaptured in the winter months.

 Adult male Blackcap, BP4 and replacing flight and contour feathers.

Totals: 38 (17)

Wren - 1
Robin - 2 (2)
Blackbird - 0 (3)
Whitethroat - 1
Reed Warbler - 0 (1)
Blackcap - 8 (2)
Chiffchaff - 15 (6)
Willow Warbler - 5
Blue Tit - 3
Long-tailed Tit - 2 (2)
Treecreeper - 1 (1)