Friday, 20 November 2015

October 2015

An October total of 707 new birds of 25 species was helped by a purple patch for Lesser Redpoll, when 158 were ringed at Chobham, mostly between 10th and 18th.

Some of these have already shown some rapid movements from both north and south. With other sites, Lesser Redpoll were easily the top species at 184 with Blue Tit a long way behind at 125.

Next three places were closely grouped: with Lotti on 73; Goldcrest at 70 and Chiffchaff at 68. There were good captures of a Stonechat, 3 Dartford Warblers and 9 Reed Bunting at Chobham and 3 Firecrest at Woolley Firs, but the expected Meadow Pipit movement did not materialise with only 7 from Chobham and 12 from Wraysbury.

The capture record for a Reed Warbler that is becoming a regular between our Windsor site and Hilfield, operated by The Maple Cross Ringing Group.

Reed Warbler Capture Table

L769607
3J
21/8/2011
Windsor, Berks
4
1/7/2012
Hilfield, Herts
4
3/8/2014
Windsor, Berks
4
10/5/2015
Hilfield, Herts
C- Controlled
3y 8m 19d
1358 days
33 km
NE

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