Friday 22 January 2016

December 2015

Six sites held sessions in December although some were fairly short and wind-affected.

219 new birds of 26 species were ringed with Blue Tit at 41 as top species. Second was Goldcrest at 31 showing that many from the October influx are still around.

Other interesting species was a Sparrowhawk at Stanwellmoor, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bedfont, 3 Meadow Pipit at Bedfont South Side and 9 Redwing from Wraysbury and Stanwellmoor.

Stanwellmoor also provided 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff, with 10 from Bedfont, one of which had characteristics of Siberian.

Both sites provided Firecrest, the first ever for Stanwellmoor and Bedfont's third this winter. In the absence of Chobham visits, 3 Siskin, 7 Redpoll and 5 Reed Bunting are good totals.