Sunday, 30 July 2017

Stanwell Moor GP - 29th July 2017

Not a very promising day, a bit windy in the morning and showers forecast for the afternoon. We weren't sure whether we'd go at all but eventually arrived on site just after 10am. The reed bed was well sheltered and the track net wasn't too affected either. We started off with five nets, but one just wasn't catching anything so that came down towards the end of the first spell of light showers.

The track net worked well and from the numbers of Whitethroat and Garden Warbler caught in such a short space of time it seemed that these species were definitely on the move today.

There wasn't too much going on in the reed bed with just a few Reed Warbler, one Sedge Warbler and a juvenile female Cetti's Warbler.

The first showers were light and eventually ceased but a second approaching band of showers looked  heavier and nets were taken in before 2pm.
Juvenile Lesser Whitethroat

Adult Sedge Warbler

Adult Reed Warbler

Totals: 31 (1)

Songthrush - 1
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 3
Cetti's Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3 (1)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Whitethroat - 11
Garden Warbler - 7
Blackcap - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 1