Tuesday, 28 August 2012

No Hirundine roost, but a good number of Chiffs

Tuesday 28th August 2012:

Dave and I put up one hedge net and two nets aiming for any roost ...

12 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch

Elsewhere : Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank - recently Osprey and Hobby

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Long session at Chelmarsh - for quality not quantity

Wednesday 15th August 2012:

Joe started mid-afternoon and he and I hung around for a roost catch. Two nets on path, four around iron walkway, 2 on edge of scrape by hide.

Goldfinch 3, Swallow 4, Chiffchaff 3, Bullfinch 2, Blackcap 3, Reed Warbler 2, Willow Warbler 2, Dunnock 1, Song Thrush 1, Reed Bunting 1, Blackbird 1

General sense of it being very quiet ! Some Reed Warblers still feeding young. A couple of Green Sandpipers about.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

First Garden Warbler of year in garden netting

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th August 2012:

Two morning netting sessions. One net up by main pond, the other down by big feeder. Sadly House Sparrows avoiding both !

Totals: 6 Robin, 5 Great Tit, 3 Dunnock, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackbird

So pretty quiet. Around: House Martin, Swallow, Buzzard, Collared Dove, Goldfinch party

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Should have stayed in to watch the cycling - quiet Chelmarsh

Friday 3rd August 2012:

Dave and I placed six nets - three in middle of main bed for Pied Wagtails and three at side of main hide for hirundines. Roost catch led to:

3 Sand Martins ( 2 juvenile ! ), 3 Reed Buntings.

Elsewhere: 30+ Greylag, one family of Reed Warbler feeding in front of hide, lone cygnet still seemingly doing well.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Another European Siskin recovery

Thursday 2nd August 2012:

Another from Dave's garden !

Species: Siskin Carduelis spinus         Scheme: GBT          Ring no: L752465

Ringing details
Age: 6  Sex: female  Sex meth: -  P.ringed: -  P.alive: -  Condition: -
Colour marks added: -  Metal marks added: -  Act1: A  Act2: -
Ringing date: 22-Feb-2011  
Reg code: HIG  Place code: HIG  Site name: Highley, Shropshire
County code: GBSHR  Grid ref: SO7483   Co-ords: 52deg 27min N  2deg 23min W 
Hab1: F2  Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 72 mm.   Weight: 13.2 g.   Time: 1100hrs

Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not verified  Age: 6  Sex: F  Sex meth: -
Colour marks added: -    Metal marks added: -    Act1: -  Act2: -
Finding date: 13-Mar-2012  
Reg code: ---  Place code: ---  Site name: Charneux, Liège, Belgium
County code: BL24  Grid ref: ------   Co-ords: 50deg 33min N  5deg 57min E 
Hab1: --  Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 72 mm.   Weight: -- g.   Time: 0000hrs
Duration: 385 days    Distance: 614 km    Direction: 111deg (ESE)
Finder: Bruxelles