Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Chobham Common - 18th June 2017

We started the day in an area where we have frequently seen Dartford Warbler in small groups, setting two nets in areas where we have seen birds moving through. The first net failed to get any Dartford Warblers but did capture a couple of this year's juvenile tits, one Blue Tit and one Coal Tit.

On re-positioning the three panel net a new 4M Dartford was in the net before the tape had even been put on. A slight adjustment to the two panel net and we recaptured 4M Dartford Warbler Z072736, a bird that was given its ring by DKL on 9th March 2015. It was also assessed as a 4M at that time.

Surprisingly there was no sign of young Dartford Warblers in the immediate area.

There were the first few Silver-studded Blues on the wing in small numbers. How many Grayling appear on the north side after the fire, we will just have to wait and see.

Silver-studded Blues 

We returned in the evening, seeing three Nightjar and hearing a fourth, but none were captured.

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Dartford Warbler - 1 (1)
Coal Tit - 1
Blue Tit - 1