Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Broadwater GP - 9 August 2016

We returned to Broadwater with a team of five (CL, DKL, MRB, BC & Margaret) to do some netting early on, then cut some alternative rides so that we can still cover the areas where we can no longer net along the track.

There were a lot of birds around although we were all rather disappointed to see a flock of over 20 birds pass through the area on the track where one of our usual nets would have been - the loss of those captures would seriously impact on the total birds for the day.

As expected, Chiffchaff were our most numerous captures and Willow Warbler CNP772, first ringed as a 3J on 22 July 2015 was a really nice recapture of a migrant.

 Adult Willow Warbler CNP772

Only one Blue Tit captured was indicative of the poor season that this species has had this year. Whereas three Treecreepers in addition four captured a couple of days ago seems to indicate a rather better season.

 EJJ978, recaptured adult Treecreeper

Juvenile Treecreeper

Two birds quite unusual for the site were a Lesser Whitethroat and Green Woodpecker.

Lesser Whitethroat

 4M Green Woodpecker

Totals: 62 (8)

Green Woodpecker - 1
Wren - 1
Robin - 4
Dunnock - 1 (1)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Garden Warbler - 3
Blackcap - 13 (1)
Chiffchaff - 20 (2)
Willow Warbler - 6 (1)
Goldcrest - 1
Blue Tit - 1
Great Tit - 3 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (1)
Treecreeper - 2 (1)