Friday, 28 October 2016

Chobham Common - 27th October 2016

Following an excellent catch total last weekend, we returned for a midweek visit with WA and SM. Knowing how many birds had been caught a few days earlier, we were quite conservative and erected just 5 single nets in the cool and misty morning.

It was a slow start with little moving around, although there were some Redwings overhead and Goldcrests began to come to the net over the heather. The first couple of rounds gave us a few Lesser Redpoll, some Reed Buntings, two Redwings and a Dartford Warbler.

The mist cleared just before midday and as the temperature rose a large group of Lesser Redpoll came in to two nets.

 3M Dartford Warbler

 3M Stonechat

 Juvenile Reed Buntings female and two males


Total: 128  (4)

Redwing - 2
Robin - 1
Stonechat - 1
Dartford Warbler - 1
Goldcrest - 24 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 8
Blue Tit - 1 (1)
Goldfinch - 1
Lesser Redpoll -  85 (2)
Reed Bunting - 4