Thursday, 3 August 2017

Broadwater GP - 2nd August 2017

Another cloudy morning with the threat of showers. CL, DKL, MRB and DKL reduced the usual number of nets due to spots of rain during setting up, and this a day when rain was not expected in the morning.

MRB was hopeful of some Willow Warblers amongst the catch and was not disappointed. The net in a ride, newly cut this year, that we have named 'Cheeky 40' brought some more Reed Warblers and the well established 'Secret Garden' continues to under perform as birds fail to find the net.

The total of 47 contained far too many tits, and migrant warblers were less abundant than we had hoped.

3JP Blue Tit

Great Tit 3J in post-juvenile moult including
the tail.

Great Tit 3J, just starting its post-juvenile
moult, from a late or second brood

 Totals: 44 (3)

Blackbird - 1
Wren - 1
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 1
Reed Warbler - 4
Blackcap - 5
Garden Warbler - 1
Chiffchaff - 5 (2)
Willow Warbler - 5
Goldcrest - 1
Blue Tit - 6 (1)
Great Tit - 13