Sunday, 24 September 2017

Autumn Equinox - another fine morning catch

Saturday 23rd September 2017:

Joe, Dave, Stu, Linda - 3 hedge nets, iron path, nets 8+9 - tape lure for Chiff/WW/Blaca and Goldcrest.

Sedge Warbler 1/0,  Reed Bunting  8/3,  Chiffchaff  29/0 ,  Robin  2/3,  Wren  2/1,  Reed Warbler  2/1,  Great Tit  6/0,  Long-tailed Tit  1/4,  Goldcrest  4/0,  Blue Tit  7/4,  Blackcap  7/1,  Kingfisher 1/1,  Song Thrush 2/0,  Chaffinch  3/0,  Treecreeper 1/0,  Dunnock 2/0,  Goldfinch 1/0,  Bullfinch 0/2

Total species:  18     Total birds:  99

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Another autumn morning catch

Sunday 17th September 2017

Dave, Joe, Stephen and Clare

Goldcrest 7,  Wren 3,  Great Tit 2,  Dunnock 4,  Reed Warbler 1,  Reed Bunting 2,  Chiffchaff 14,  Blackcap 5,  Blue Tit 8,  Robin 3,  Greater-Spotted Woodpecker 1,  Bullfinch 1

Late attempt at roost

Saturday 16th September

Stuart and Linda - 2 hedge nets and tape lure for hirundines along metal path

13 Swallow,  1 House Martin,  1 Bullfinch,  1 Reed Warbler,  1 Wren,  6 Chiffchaff,  1 Blackcap,  1 Blackbird,  2 Blue Tit,  1 Great Tit,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Reed Bunting

Autumn morning catch

Sunday 10th September 2017

Main hide area, 4 nets - James, Dave and Joe

Robin 2,  Blackcap 10, Chiffchaff 8, Bullfinch 4,  Reed Warbler 3,  Reed Bunting 1, Blue Tit 6,  Long-tailed Tit 3,  Great Tit 5,  Dunnock 5,  Marsh Tit 2,  Wren 1,  Lesser Whitethroat 1


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Another Reed Warbler recovery

Species:Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)Scheme:GBTRing no:Y980559
Ringing details
Age: 3 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: 08-Sep-2013 19:30:00
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: 62.0 mm. Weight: 12.5 g. Time: 19:30:00hr
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 27-Aug-2017 (0) 06:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HAXTON Site name: Haxton DownWiltshire, UK
County code: GBWIL Grid ref: SU1951 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 51deg 15min N -1deg -43min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C1 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 63.0 mm. Weight: 12.3 g. Time: 06:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 1449 days Distance: 145 km Direction: 162deg (SSE)
Finder: North Wilts Ringing Group, 9211

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Controls - interesting Sedge Warbler move

Species:Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)Scheme:GBTRing no:S807946
Ringing details
Age: 3 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: 09-Jul-2017 07:45:00
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: 63.0 mm. Weight: 9.8 g. Time: 07:45:00hrs

Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 26-Jul-2017 (0) time unknown
Reg code: BEL Place code: BEL Site name: Belvide, near BrewoodStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SJ8610 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 41min N -2deg -12min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: G3 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 65.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken

Duration: 17 days Distance: 27 km Direction: 32deg (NNE)
Finder: Bache Shearwood & McShane, 8040


Species:Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)Scheme:GBTRing no:S462239
Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: R Act2: U
Ringing date: 28-Dec-2016 16:15:00
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: 78.0 mm. Weight: 20.2 g. Time: 16:15:00hrs
Remarks: -
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 25-Aug-2017 (0) 20:00:00
Reg code: BET Place code: BET Site name: Betley Mere, BetleyStaffordshire, UK
County code: GBSTA Grid ref: SJ7447 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 53deg 1min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: G3 Hab2: E2
Biometrics: Wing: 80.0 mm. Weight: 21.2 g. Time: 20:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Duration: 240 days Distance: 60 km Direction: 2deg (N)
Finder: G Richardson, 4156

Thursday, 31 August 2017

CES 12 - end of another year - good warbler catch

Sunday 26th August 2017

Joe and Dave had wader nets on scrape all evening / night - catching 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and not much sleep.  Luxury for rest of us of having nets up for the morning - a lie in ...

Joe, Dave, Linda, Stuart, Sadie

Robin 3/1,  Dunnock 1/1,  Blackcap 13/0,  Chiffchaff 9/1,  Reed Warbler 17/1,  Wren 2/0,  Sedge Warbler 1.0,  Blue Tit 3/1,  Bullfinch 0/2,  Kingfisher 0/1,  Lesser Whitethroat 0/1,  Whitethroat 1/1

Total birds caught:  60

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Baxter's morning catch

Sunday 20th August 2017

Dave, Joe, Stephen, Stuart, Sadie

Central pool with tape lure for Grass Warbler / Cetti's - no result.  Line in the main reeds and single by the hedge.

49 birds caught in total:

Lesser Whitethroat 1/0,  Whitethroat 1/0,  Great Tit 1/0,  Yellowhammer 1/0,  Wren 5/0,  Sedge Warbler 1/0,  Kingfisher 1/0,  Chiffchaff 8/3,  Bullfinch 3/3,  Dunnock 2/1,  Reed Warbler 3/3,  Blue Tit 0/2,  Long-tailed Tit 0/4,  Willow Warbler 2/0,  Reed Bunting 4/1

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Swallow roost attempt Baxters

Tuesday 15th August 2017:

Dave, Stu, Linda

Tape on over Baxter's but only a dozen or so birds in the air.  Barn Owl seen quartering as dusk settled ... near nets ... but no.

Reed Warbler - all young - 8,  Chiffchaff 10,  Bullfinch 1,  Sedge Warbler 1,  Swallow 3,  Blackcap 2,  Willow Warbler 3,  Reed Bunting 2,  Dunnock 1,  Blue Tit 1

Total birds ringed:  32

CES 11 - good numbers again

Sunday 13th August 2017:

Dave, Joe, Linda, Sadie, Stephen.

Blue Tit 1/2,  Wren 6/2,  Willow Warbler 11/3,  Dunnock 3/2,  Whitethroat 4/1,  Reed Warbler 15/4,  Chiffchaff 22/1,  Robin 1/1,  Blackcap 3/0,  Reed Bunting 1/0,  Sedge Warbler 5/0,  Long-tailed Tit 1/0,  Kingfisher 0/1,  Great Tit 1/0,  Wood Pigeon 1/0,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Lesser Whitethroat 0/1,  Bullfinch 1/1

Total birds:  96

Also seen :  Barn Owl early morning ...

CES 9 - victim of weather CES 10 - record breaking 150+ birds

Sunday 6th August 2017:

Record breaking 150+ birds kept Dave, Linda, Joe and Sadie busy - details to follow ...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Recent recoveries

Species: Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S294654

Ringing details
Age: 3 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: 24-Aug-2016 06:20:00
Reg code: LIT Place code: LIT Site name: Litlington, East Sussex, UK
County code: GBESU Grid ref: TQ5201 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 50deg 47min N 0deg 9min E 
Hab1: C7 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Ringer: Cuckmere Ringing Group, 9027

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: C
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 25-Jun-2017 06:45:00
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 
Hab1: B1 Hab2: --

Biometrics: Wing: 69.0 mm. Weight: 11.5 g. Time: 06:45:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken

Duration: 305 days Distance: 259 km Direction: 318deg (NW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 


Species: Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z898434

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Ringing details
Age: 5 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: 16-Jan-2016 11:30:00
Reg code: - Place code: 138756 Site name: Blythe Valley, West Midlands, UK
County code: GBWMI Grid ref: SP1375 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 22min N -1deg -48min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: J1 Hab2: --

Biometrics: Wing: 68.0 mm. Weight: 10.3 g. Time: 11:30:00hrs
Remarks:-
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: L D Kelly, 5147

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 23-Mar-2017 09:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: HEDHIL Site name: Hednesford Hills, Staffordshire, 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: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 432 days Distance: 40 km Direction: 342deg (NNW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Species: Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S987552

Ringing details
Age: 3 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: 22-Jun-2017 19:30:00
Reg code: OAK Place code: OAK Site name: Oakley, near Martin Hussingtree, Worcestershire, UK
County code: GBWOR Grid ref: SO8960 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 14min N -2deg -9min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: E1

Biometrics: Wing: 76.0 mm. Weight: 17.5 g. Time: 19:30:00hrs
Remarks:-
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: P R Holmes, 2485

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 09-Jul-2017 08:00:00
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: 73.0 mm. Weight: 15.1 g. Time: 08:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 17 days Distance: 32 km Direction: 331deg (NNW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 

Species: Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) Scheme: FRP Ring no: 7112137

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Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 22-Jul-2014 07:50:00
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Conchemarche, Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime, France
County code: FR31 Grid ref: - Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 45deg 28min N 0deg -46min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: -- Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Remarks:-
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: Paris, -11

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 21-May-2017 06:00:00
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: --
Biometrics: Wing: 61.0 mm. Weight: 10.7 g. Time: 06:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 1034 days Distance: 787 km Direction: 352deg (N)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 

Species: Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S294654

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Ringing details
Age: 3 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: 24-Aug-2016 06:20:00
Reg code: LIT Place code: LIT Site name: Litlington, East Sussex, UK
County code: GBESU Grid ref: TQ5201 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 50deg 47min N 0deg 9min E Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: --
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: Cuckmere Ringing Group, 9027

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: C
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 25-Jun-2017 08:10:00
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: B1

Biometrics: Wing: 66.0 mm. Weight: 11.6 g. Time: 08:10:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 305 days Distance: 259 km Direction: 318deg (NW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

CES 8 - another record catch

Sunday 16th July 2017

Dave, Stu, Joe, Linda, Sadie, Clare

Calm, cloudy conditions and mild - perfect.

Whitethroat 6/3,  Dunnock 5/2,  Chiffchaff 21/1,  Reed Bunting 6/4,  Willow Warbler 3/0,  Wren 2/1,  Reed Warbler 20/11,  Sedge Warbler 14/6,  Lesser Whitethroat 2/0,  Blackcap 3/1,  Garden Warbler 1/1,  Song Thrush 2/0,  Blackbird 1/0,  Robin 1/0,  Bullfinch 4/0,  Blue Tit 5/3

Total species 16 - total ringed 129

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CES 7: Another excellent catch , plus Baxter's

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Dave, Stu, Joe, Stephen, Linda, Sadie

Another excellent catch - second best total for a session.  Dave and Joe also went over to Baxter's to see what was about there.

CES 7: 

Reed Bunting 2/2,  Sedge Warbler 8/4,  Bullfinch 1/1,  Wren  5/0,  Whitethroat 3/0,  Song Thrush 4/0,  Reed Warbler 11/5,  Blue Tit 9/3,  Blackcap 1/0,  Chiffchaff 12/2,  Dunnock 2/1,  Robin 1/1,  Long-tailed Tit 8/6,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Great Tit 1/0,  Lesser Whitethroat 1/0

95 birds. 

Also caught over Baxter's:

Great Tit 1/0,  Wren 4/0,  Reed Warbler 8/3,  Willow Warbler 1/0,  Reed Bunting 2/0,  Pied Wagtail 0/1,  Chiffchaff 9/2,  Goldfinch 5/0,  Sedge Warbler 8/2,  Dunnock 1/0,  Long-tailed Tit 0/1,  Blue Tit 3/0,  Bullfinch 1/0,  Blackcap 1/0

53 birds

Sunday, 25 June 2017

CES 6 - record breaking catch

Sunday 25th June 2016

Dave, Stu, Joe, Sadie, Linda

We caught 118 birds, which beats the low 90s best ever for a CES session, as well as being more than double the equivalent for previous years :  2016: 51, 2015: 56, 2014: 31

Garden Warbler 1/1,  WaterRail 1/0,  Reed Bunting  3/1,  Reed Warbler 11/11,  Blue Tit  21/3,  Chiffchaff  18/6,  Long Tailed Tit 1/0,  Sedge Warbler  8/6,  Dunnock 2/2,  Wren 2/2,  Whitethroat 4/0,  Robin 2/2,  Lesser Whitethroat 1/0,  Blackcap 1/0,  Song Thrush 1/0,  Blackbird 2/2,  Yellowhammer 1/0,  Bullfinch 1/0,  Kingfisher 1/0

Total of 19 species ...

Also seen:  Lapwing, Oystercatcher,  Grey Heron,  1 Green Sandpiper (in new pool in reedbed)

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

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CES 1 - underway for 2017

Sunday 7th May 2016

After the false start of rainy Bank Holiday last Sunday, the weather was favourable.
Dave, Stu, James, Stephen, Helen and Sadie.

Numbers caught: CES 1 :  2014 - 33,  2015 - 35,  2016 - 31 and this year = 32 birds

Nets 2-7 not in customary place due to conservation work clearing beds.  Will move back once phrag is at a good height.

Birds caught:  new birds/recapture

Wren 2/4,  Great Tit 1/0,  Reed Warbler 1/5,  Sedge Warbler 4/5, Robin 1/0,  Reed Bunting 0/2,  Chiffchaff 1/0,  Dunnock 1/0,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Bullfinch 1/1,  Blackbird 1/0,  Kingfisher 1/0,  Song Thrush 1/0

13 species



Also seen:  Greenshank,  Green Woodpecker,  Buzzard,  Jay, Lapwing,  Oystercatcher,  Cuckoo

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Visits to Coven Sewage Works

23rd April 2017

James and Stephen:

4 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail
also:
1 Wood Pigeon (caught in fine Monofilament net!!!)
 
 

27th April 2017
 
James and Stephen:

2 retraps from May 16 house Martin and swallow from June 2016

9 swallow, 8 house Martin, 1 pied wagtail, 5 starling

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Reed Bunting recovery

Species: Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689184
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: R Act2: U
Ringing date: 14-Aug-2016 20:30:00
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: 80.0 mm. Weight: 19.7 g. Time: 20:30:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 02-Mar-2017 (0) 16:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: SHST Site name: Shifnal sewage works, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SJ7306 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 38min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: F3 Hab2: B1
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 200 days Distance: 19 km Direction: 0deg (N)
Finder: S W Petrek, 20 Hicks Avenue, Dursley, Gloucestershire , -, GL11 5RD
Finder: Bache Shearwood & McShane, 8040 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Small scale ringing at Chelmarsh and Hendsford Hill

Saturday 8th April 2016

Stuart and Linda over Baxter's to see if any Hirundine roost present.  Nice warm evening but nothing about.  Birds ringed:  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting.

Highlight was the sound of a Quail calling.


Sunday 9th April 2016

James and Stephen on Hendsford: 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap, 1 Wren


Monday, 3 April 2017

Siskin control

Monday 3rd April 2017:

Species: Siskin (Carduelis spinus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689044
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: 23-Feb-2016 11:00:00
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: 73.0 mm. Weight: 10.9 g. Time: 11:00:00hrs
Remarks: -
Species recorded by ringer: -
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: 28-Mar-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: --
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 399 days Distance: 433 km Direction: 341deg (NNW)
Finder: R W Furness, The Cnoc, Tarbet, Arrochar , Dunbartonshire, G83 7DG
Finder: R W Furness, 2282