Monday, 15 August 2016

Baxters - lots of birds and Swallow roost

Sunday 14th August 2016


Joe and Dave put nets up for 3ish, Stuart and Linda joined later.  Tremendous numbers and variety.


Dunnock  6/1;  Reed Warbler 1/3;  Chiffchaff  7/2;  Robin 3/1;  Wren 4/1;  Bullfinch 4/2;  Long-tailed Tit 4/5;  Swallow 66/0;  Goldfinch 3/0;  Blackbird 5/0;  Sedge Warbler 5/0;  Great Tit 1/1;  Reed Bunting 3/0;  Garden Warbler 2/1;  Blue Tit 4/0;  Willow Warbler 1/0;  Lesser Whitethroat 1/0;  Blackcap 3/0;  Yellowhammer 3/0;  Song Thrush 2/0;  Whitethroat 3/0


Total birds:  148   Total species:  21

Saturday, 13 August 2016

CES 10 Good morning for Wrens and Warblers

Saturday 13th August 2016:


Joe, Dave, Linda, Stuart


After having to abandon for wind last weekend, this was a very productive morning ...


Song Thrush  2/0;  Reed Warbler  11/4;  Dunnock 3/1;  Chiffchaff 10/0;  Whitethroat 6/0;  Wren 12/2;  Long-tailed Tit 2/2;  Lesser Whitethroat 3/0;  Blackcap 11/2;  Blue Tit 2/1;  Willow Warbler 2/0;  Garden Warbler 1/0;  Sedge Warbler 3/0;  Bullfinch 1/1;  Blackbird 2/0;  Robin 1/0;  Magpie 1/0


Total birds: 92, total species 17

Sunday, 24 July 2016

CES 9 - more Warblers - at last some Willows

Sunday 24th July 2016:


Nets set for a 5am start.  Joe, Dave, Jess, Stuart


Chiffchaff 12/0;  Willow Warbler 3/0;  Wren 2/0;  Blue Tit 6/1;  Blackcap 4/0;  Reed Warbler 6/3;  Bullfinch 1/0;  Robin 2/0;  Long-tailed Tit 1/0;  Reed Bunting 3/0;  Blackbird 1/0;  Whitethroat 1/0


Total of 48 birds


Also rung - Lapwing chick, caught by Joe ...



Sunday, 17 July 2016

CES 8 - more good numbers of young warblers

Sunday 17th July 2016


Joe, Dave, Brian, Stuart
Perfect conditions to start, breezy by the finish:


Reed Warbler 9 new/5 retrap ;  Bullfinch 3/3;  Sedge Warbler 2/2;  Blackcap 1/1;  Chiffchaff 9/1;  Reed Bunting 4/1;  Dunnock 1/1;  Song Thrush 1/0;  Great Tit 1/0;  Wren 3/0;  Blue Tit 0/1;  Whitethroat 1/0;  Robin 3/0;  Garden Warbler 1/0;  Long-tailed Tit 1/0


55 birds in total


Also seen:  2 Green Sandpiper; 19 Lapwing;  Green Woodpecker, G-S Woodpecker

Monday, 11 July 2016

Baxters again

Sunday 10th July 2016


Joe, Brian, Stuart
Net placement according to breeze getting up ...


Reed Warbler 5/2;  Chiffchaff 2/0;  Sedge Warbler 4/3;  Long-tailed Tit 1/3;  Robin 2/0;  Bullfinch 1/0 (retrap last ringed summer 2014 as an adult)


23 birds

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Baxters Ringing and RIP Tony Crossman

Saturday 8th July 2016


An additional session Joe, Dave, Stuart on Baxters with 3 nets along main ride, and three surrounding bushes.


Sedge Warbler 10/3;  Reed Warbler 2/4;  Redstart 1/0;  Blackbird 0/1; Great Tit 2/1;  Kingfisher 1/0;  Wren 0/1;  Robin 2/0;  Goldfinch 1/1;  Bullfinch 1/1;  Chiffchaff 1/0;  Meadow Pipit 1/0


Total birds:  34


We then went on to pay respects to Tony Crossman at his funeral in Highley - Kingfisher photo send off.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

CES 7 - largest numbers caught in a day over last 3 years ... good news!

Sunday 3rd July 2016:


Joe, Dave, Stu


Bullfinch  4/1;  Reed Warbler 8/5;  Garden Warbler 2/0;  Wren 6/1;  Goldcrest 1/0;  Chiffchaff 9/3;  Long-tailed Tit 2/3;  Great Tit 3/0;  Robin 3/0;  Sedge Warbler 9/5;  Redstart 1/0;  Blue Tit 1/2;  Dunnock 5/1;  Blackbird 1/0;  Whitethroat 9/0;  Blackcap 1/0;  Willow Warbler 1/0;  Goldfinch 1/1; House Sparrow 1/0


Total birds:  90 - including many young birds


Only close catch 27/7/2014 CES 9 - 86 birds