Friday, 16 February 2018

Good Reed Bunting roost

Friday 16th February 2018

Stuart and Linda

Hedge nets plus double net along iron path with lure at roost.

Reed Bunting 26,  Blue Tit 6,  Great Tit 2,  Robin 2,  Marsh Tit 1,  Chaffinch 1,  House Sparrow 3,  Dunnock 1

Also seen:  Fieldfare, Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl over scrape at dusk

Sunday, 28 January 2018

2017 summary

In 2017 Chelmarsh Ringing Group had a total of 2994 ringed birds.

At Chelmarsh itself 1839 birds were rung of 46 species.  Most common was Chiffchaff (252) followed by Blue Tit (222), Reed Warbler (221) and Reed Bunting (219).  Of note, there were good Sedge Warbler numbers (125) and Bullfinch (49).

On Clee Hill Stonechat numbers were excellent with 350 birds recorded overall.  Wheatear were very disappointing with just 3 resighted birds.

Work party and hedge netting

Sunday 28th January 2018

Joe and Stuart continued to remove goat willow from the scrape.  Dave and Clare put hedge nets up.

Birds caught:

Nuthatch 2;  Blue Tit 20;  Coal Tit 1;  Great Tit 4;  Great-Spotted Woodpecker 2; Chaffinch 2;  Long-tailed Tit 5;  Reed Bunting 1

Total - 37 birds

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Skylark and Meadow Pipit

Wednesday 10th January 2018

2 Skylark and a single Meadow Pipit caught lamping (James and Stephen)

Meadow Pipit wing:


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Reed Bunting movements ...

Species:Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)Scheme:GBTRing no:S747430
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: P P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: N
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 03-Oct-2017 12:52:00
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Yarnolds Plantation, near Kingshill FarmWorcestershire, UK
County code: GBWOR Grid ref: SO7550 Accuracy - Co-ords: 52deg 9min N -2deg -21min W Accuracy -
Hab1: B5 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 78.0 mm. Weight: 19.8 g. Time: 12:52:00hrs
Ringer: S C Brown, 1946

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: R Act2: U
Finding date: 27-Oct-2017 18:00:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near BridgnorthShropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 79.0 mm. Weight: 21.8 g. Time: 18:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 24 days Distance: 38 km Direction: 355deg (N)
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193


Species:Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)Scheme:GBTRing no:S474533
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 05-Jul-2017 08:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: MAM Site name: Marton Mere, BlackpoolBlackpool, UK
County code: GBBLA Grid ref: SD3435 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 53deg 48min N -3deg 0min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: B7
Biometrics: Wing: 71.0 mm. Weight: 16.4 g. Time: 08:00:00hrs
Remarks:-
Ringer: Fylde Rg, 9130

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: R Act2: U
Finding date: 27-Oct-2017 17:15:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near BridgnorthShropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 75.0 mm. Weight: 17.9 g. Time: 17:15:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Duration: 114 days Distance: 152 km Direction: 165deg (SSE)
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Some recaptures - Hednesford - Goldcrest and Coal Tit

Species:Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)Scheme:GBTRing no:HNB375
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 26-Oct-2016 08:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HEDHIL Site name: Hednesford HillsStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SK0012 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 42min N -2deg 0min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: D1 Hab2: A3
Biometrics: Wing: 54.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Remarks:-
Ringer: Bache Shearwood & Mcshane, 8040

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 26-Oct-2017 10:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HEDHIL Site name: Hednesford HillsStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SK0012 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 42min N -2deg 0min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: D1 Hab2: A3
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 365 days Distance: 0 km Direction: 0deg (N)
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193


Species:Coal Tit (Periparus ater)Scheme:GBTRing no:S344139
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 27-Dec-2016 08:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HEDHIL Site name: Hednesford HillsStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SK0012 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 42min N -2deg 0min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: D1 Hab2: A3
Biometrics: Wing: 57.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Ringer: Bache Shearwood & Mcshane, 8040

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 23-Oct-2017 09:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HEDHIL Site name: Hednesford HillsStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SK0012 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 42min N -2deg 0min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: D1 Hab2: A3
Biometrics: Wing: 59.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken

Duration: 300 days Distance: 0 km Direction: 0deg (N)
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

4 Species caught with lamp

Tuesday 9th January 2018:

James' expertise provided for a great evening with lots of birds roosting in furrows / stubble.  Four birds were caught and ringed - Redwing, Fieldfare and then two ringing ticks for Stuart:  Skylark and Woodcock.  Also seen, nearly caught, Yellowhammer.