Saturday, 7 January 2017

Broadwater GP - 7th January 2017

It was one of those mornings when we were on site well before it was light, the nets went up without a hitch, the food was going (perhaps it's squirrels with hindsight) but there was still some there to keep birds coming........and yet catching started slow and continued in the same fashion.

The Redwings began calling after the nets were ready - and yet we caught none, the feeders were replenished - but the only bird from that net was a Chaffinch responding to tape, there were no large flocks of birds and much of what we did see didn't respond to audio-lures.

5F Chaffinch

EPV864, ringed 29/12/2014 and retrapped 25/11/2015 and 07/01/2017.

Of the 14 birds we had 8 retraps including a Chiffchaff recorded on site for 3 successive winters.

Total: 6 (8)

Dunnock - 1
Robin - 0 (1)
Chiffchaff - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Blue Tit - 1 (4)
Great Tit -  0 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (2)
Chaffinch - 1