Monday, 17 July 2017

Stanwell Moor GP - 15th July 2017

The forecast looked set to turn a bit windy later so we opted for Stanwell this morning. We set nets in the reedbed, then put up another four beside the Colne.

Unusually, we didn't base by the reedbed, but stayed on the track where the nets were in view from across the river. It wasn't long before we felt the first few spots of rain and by 10am the wind was also getting up with a distinct drop in temperature that threatened further rain.

We were off site at 11am, before a rather heavier shower passed through, with just short of 30 birds processed.

3JF Reed Bunting

3M Greenfinch

There has been a new development on site and from now on we will be wearing hi-vis jackets when walking around the site. Thankfully hard hats are not required!

Total: 24 (5)

Blackbird - 1
Wren - 0 (1)
Robin - 0 (1)
Whitethroat - 4 (1)
Reed Warbler - 4 (1)
Blackcap - 5
Garden Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2 (1)
Great Tit - 3
Greenfinch - 1
Reed Bunting - 1