Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Stanwell GP - 24 August 2016

Stanwell has been rather neglected lately as we've been concentrating on Wraysbury and Broadwater as the migration got underway. This morning we managed to fit in about 4 hours ringing with 5 nets in the reedbed ride and a single net close to the River Colne.

We were joined by WA and had everything set up well before work at the recycling plant began. We caught a total of 27 birds with no recaptures. There was a number of juvenile Reed Warblers and a couple of Sedge Warblers.

3O Sedge Warbler

Also, a smattering of other species, despite the noise disturbance as work got underway on the mound of rubble that we ring near and that seems to change everytime we go on site. This added to the aircraft taking off right above the site makes this a welcome, if somewhat noisy, retreat for birds within a stones throw of Heathrow Airport.

Totals: 27

Wren - 1
Robin - 2
Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Warbler - 11
Blackcap - 1
Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 5
Goldcrest - 2
Long-tailed Tit - 1
Greenfinch - 1