Friday, 14 October 2016

Stanwell Moor GP - 14th October 2016

We returned to Stanwell this morning as there are quite a lot of Chiffchaffs on site and we have been catching well in the reedbed and by the River Colne.

We also put up four nets for Meadow Pipits.

We had a good first round from the reedbed and riverside nets. There were a few Meadow Pipits but we only caught four new birds with one recapture from last week. We recaptured Reed Warbler Z957728, a bird ringed on the 9th weighing 11.9g and a fat score of 3. Just five days later it weighs in at 14.3g and has a fat score of 6.

Z957728 weighing 14.3g today, 14th October (above) and on the 9th at 11.9g (below).

The Chiffchaffs just kept coming, and included one bearing HXC978, a ring not issued to our group.

Chiffchaff HXC978

Other observations included Buzzard, Red Kite, Little Egret and Grey Wagtail.

Total: 50 (11)

Meadow Pipit - 4 (1)
Wren - 2
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 5 (1)
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 0 (1)
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 26 (4)
Long-tailed Tit - 4 (4)
Blue Tit - 3
Great Tit - 3