Sunday, 18 June 2017

CES 5 - excellent warbler catch

Sunday 18th June 2017:

Dave, Stu, James, Joe, Steven, Sadie, Clare.

Hottest day of the year forecast - 30C+, started 13C and sun soon up.  However, catch not as seriously affected as feared - best numbers for CES 5 in past 4 years:

Blackcap 2/0,  Chiffchaff 8/0, Sedge Warbler 5/3,  Whitethroat 5/0,  Reed Warbler 16/2,  Blue Tit 15/0,  Goldfinch 1/0,  Wren 1/0,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Blackbird 2/0,  Great Tit 3/0,  Robin 2/1,  Dunnock 3/0,  Linnet 1/0

Total caught:  71 birds ( 2016: 56,  2015: 27,  2014:  43)

Also seen or heard: Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer,  Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Swallow

Saturday, 3 June 2017

CES 4 - good numbers ...

Saturday 3rd June 2017:

Dave and Stuart.
Calm start to morning, but sunny and breezy by 9.30am ...
Also had up-close and personal views of Mink ...

Reed Bunting 2/0,  Long-tailed Tit 4/1,  Goldfinch 2/0,  Sedge Warbler 0/7,  Reed Warbler 9/1,  Wren 0/4,  Blackcap 1/0,  Robin 2/0,  Chiffchaff 5/0,  Blue Tit 3/0,  Whitethroat 4/0,  Dunnock 1/1,  Great-Spotted Woodpecker 0/1,  Blackbird 1/0

Juveniles caught for Whitethroat, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit and Long-tailed Tit

Total: 49 birds (cf 2016: 43,  2015: 49,  2014:  28)

Also seen / heard: Cuckoo, Lapwing (1 juv),  Oystercatcher 2adult, 2 juv,  Green Woodpecker, Swallow, Yellowhammer, Linnet

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Eardington Sewage Works

Monday 29th May 2017

A damp, grey, cool Bank Holiday, so decided to try the sewage works for hirundines.  A good move as lots there - 2pm onwards ...
Dave and Stu - a combination of fixed nets and flick-netting

22 birds caught:  House Martin 13,  Sand Martin 3,  Swallow 3,  Pied Wagtail 1,  Chaffinch 1,  Dunnock 1 (juv)

Sunday, 21 May 2017

CES 3 - full team!

Sunday 21st May 2017:

Dave, Joe, Stuart, Linda, Simon, Helen, Sadie, Clare ...

Nets still in improvised position, but phrag now growing nicely.

Kingfisher 1/0,  Reed Warbler 5/3,  Sedge Warbler 3/4* including French ringed bird,  Wren 0/3,  Reed Bunting 0/5,  Song Thrush 1/0,  Dunnock 4/3 (inc 1 young),  Blackbird 1/0,  Blue Tit 0/1,  Long-tailed Tit 2/0 (both young), Robin 0/1

Total:  36 birds (cf  2016: 53,  2015: 28,  2014:  33)

Also rung:  3 Oystercatcher young and 7 Blue Tit young

Also seen: Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, 2 Tufted Duck, Linnet,  Buzzard

Sunday, 14 May 2017

CES 2 - promising start, but a slow morning

Sunday 14th May 2017:

Dave, Joe, Stuart, Linda, Claire, Helen, Sadie.

Promising conditions, lots of song, but as morning went on sun and breeze hindered catch.

Lesser Whitethroat 1/0,  Dunnock 0/1,  Goldfinch 1/0,  Garden Warbler 0/1,  Sedge Warbler 4/3,  Wren 0/4,  Reed Bunting 3/2,  Reed Warbler 1/0,  Blue Tit 0/2,  Robin 0/1,  Chiffchaff 0/1,  Blackbird 1/0

26 birds in total.

Other sightings:  Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher,  Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow

Thursday, 11 May 2017

More recoveries ...

Species: Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S390171
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

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: 09-Oct-2016 09:00:00
Reg code: GRM Place code: GRM Site name: Grimley, Worcestershire, UK
County code: GBWOR Grid ref: SO8360 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 14min N -2deg -14min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: B7 Hab2: --
                          
Biometrics: Wing: 78.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs                        
Ringer: Wychavon RG, 9115

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: R Act2: U
Finding date: 22-Jan-2017 17:00:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 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: 78.0 mm. Weight: 21.5 g. Time: 17:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                        
Duration: 105 days Distance: 30 km Direction: 340deg (NNW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193
 
 
Species: Siskin (Carduelis spinus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689058
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
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: 28-Feb-2016 11:15:00
Reg code: - Place code: BNORTH Site name: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7093 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 31min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F2 Hab2: --
                            
Biometrics: Wing: 74.0 mm. Weight: 12.4 g. Time: 11:15:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193            

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 07-May-2017 (0) time unknown
Reg code: CNO Place code: CNO Site name: Cnoc, Argyll and Bute, UK
County code: GBAAB Grid ref: NN3205 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 56deg 12min N -4deg -42min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F3 Hab2: --
                            
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                         
Duration: 434 days Distance: 433 km Direction: 341deg (NNW)
Finder: R W Furness, The Cnoc, Tarbet, Arrochar , Dunbartonshire, G83 7DG
Finder: R W Furness, 2282

Exciting Stonechat recovery

The first Stonechat recovery on Clee Hill in the best part of 20 years!  Will lead to more questions than answers ... contacts being made.

Species: Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z901120
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 1 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 5 P.alive: 5 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: - Act2: -
Ringing date: 20-May-2016 10:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: SUTCOM Site name: Site Confidential, near Sutton Common, Suffolk, UK
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM3247 Accuracy 2 Co-ords: 52deg 4min N 1deg 23min E Accuracy 2
Hab1: D1 Hab2: B1
                                    
Ringer: S Abbott, 2964

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: N Act2: U
Finding date: 01-May-2017 15:15:00
Reg code: CLE Place code: CLE Site name: Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO5977 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 23min N -2deg -36min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: I2 Hab2: C2
                           
Biometrics: Wing: 65.0 mm. Weight: 16.9 g. Time: 15:15:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                        
Duration: 346 days Distance: 274 km Direction: 278deg (W)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193