Saturday, 1 July 2017

Chobham Common - 30th June 2017

A return to Chobham for the morning, trying to catch the Dartford Warblers. The population has increased dramatically, so much so that they have failed to show any interest in playback at any time this year. We decided that the only way to catch them would be to watch for regularly used routes that cross paths and cleared areas, and set and move low nets, otherwise our effort would be little better than catching birds that randomly happened across our nets.

We used three nets today in a total of ten different individual locations.

5M Stonechat

Two ages of feathers within the primaries/secondaries

5M Whitethroat

Totals: 7

Stonechat - 1
Dartford Warbler - 4
Whitethroat - 2