Sunday, 16 October 2016

September 2016 - warbler migration across Berkshire and Surrey

946 birds of 32 species were ringed with migration monitoring at Wraysbury and Tythebarns contributing the most and slightly higher than the last monitoring in 2014 of 924.

Chiffchaff (307) and Blackcap (291) dominated ringing totals; Blackcap early in the month and Chiffchaff later. Reed Warbler switched from reeds (1) to scrub (14) habitat and was last caught at Bedfont on 24th; the last Sedge Warbler was on 7th and Lesser Whitethroat on 15th.

Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler were still present at the last monitoring session on 21st. Surprise catches were Kestrel at Tythebarns and Wraysbury, two Tree Pipits at Wraysbury and a total of 44 Dunnocks and 34 Robins.

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