Saturday, 12 August 2017

Stanwell Moor GP - 7th August 2017

The morning at Stanwell was extremely quiet in one sense, while this actually was a probable effect of the lack of audible quiet. We are used to being under the flight path from Heathrow, and it is particularly noisy when planes take off in our direction - as they were, with a plane departing every 90 seconds. Added to this the gravel company are pressing ahead with returning the area immediately next to where we ring to a levelled, grassed area. At present there are three diggers, perched on the spoil heaps some 20 feet high, gradually shifting the concrete and metal filled soil towards a crusher in a scene reminiscent of three mechanical sauropods, bending their necks to feed. They were fascinating to watch, and there was plenty of time for that as we only got twelve birds.

Sedge Warbler Age 3

Juvenile Goldfinch 3JP

Juvenile Linnet

 There was also another capture from the net, as shown below.

Poplar Hawk moth

Totals: 11 (1)

Dunnock - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 3
Whitethroat - 4 (1)
Goldfinch - 1
Linnet - 1