Saturday, 22 October 2016

Chobham Common - 22nd October 2016

An excellent morning! The wind was low and we went to Chobham Common intending to try for Redwing. We only put up six nets as it was just Chris and myself in our area, (it's a shame you couldn't make it guys (you know who you are) and after taking the first round we had a call from the second team who had caught a lot of birds early on - but we had no-one to send as we were pretty busy ourselves.

 Re-trap adult Meadow Pipit Z304141, intially ringed at
Chobham Common in Oct 2014 as a 3

 Controlled 4M Lesser Redpoll Z813214

 Controlled 4M Lesser Redpoll S066482

One of 31 juvenile Redwings caught. There were also 5 adults.

The Redwing tape worked well, as did that for Lesser Redpoll. We also had a single net left over that we set on the dried lake bed and played for Meadow Pipit. We were really pleased to get two controls, two 4Ms Lesser Redpolls Z813214 and S066482, and one re-trap adult Meadow Pipit Z304141 that was ringed at Chobham Common on 25/10/2014 as a 3.

The species number was limited but it was a most worthwhile session. The other team did 200+ birds, including a Yellow-browed Warbler!

Total:117 (5)

Meadow Pipit - 15 (1)
Robin - 1
Redwing - 36
Blackbird - 1
Goldcrest - 3
Blue Tit - 1
Great Tit - 1 (1)
Goldfinch - 1
Lesser Redpoll - 57 (3)
Reed Bunting - 1