Friday, 5 May 2017

Stanwell Moor GP - 5th May 2017

We can hardly believe it but this is actually the first time we've ringed here this year. The track is now clear again and has been raised by about 20cms. We had to do a bit of tidying in the reed-bed ride and from the start we both thought we might be luck if we struggled our way up to double figures.
We only had four nets up, and in truth with work that's been done by the lake and the vehicle movements many places where we used to put nets are no longer viable either due to removed bramble bushes or heaps of building recycling waste.

We were spot on, in that we did get exactly ten birds. The real bonus was a French ringed Reed Warbler.

A check on the mound next to the M25 for Lapwing pulli was unsuccessful, though we did locate one nest with four eggs.

Reed Warbler with Museum Paris ring 7181736

Total: 5 (5)

Wren - 0 (1)
Robin - 0 (2)
Reed Warbler - 2 (1)
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (1)
Reed Bunting - 1