Thursday, 8 February 2018

07/02 Snelsmore Feeder

Location: Snelsmore Feeder visit 07 of 10
Session: 07-Feb-2018 07:45 to 11:20hrs
Headlines: Quite cold this morning but warmed a little as the morning progressed. A steady stream of birds came to the feeder. We had one round of six otherwise twos and threes each time. Many were feeding in the tree tops or singing. Compared to last winter’s equivalent there was better variety and Blue Tit numbers were up. The number captured is relatively good for this winter and mid-range of the total expected in recent years.
Weather: Cold, sunny, calm
Present: JL, IW
Nets: 12mteres one 6M net each side of feeders up 08:00 to 11:00hrs
Lure (feeders): fat-balls, niger, black sunflower, peanuts
Capture (New/Recapture)
35(21/14) visit 07 of 10
22(08/14) 2017 visit 07 Report Link
Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
11
6
15
2
COATI
2
4
4
2
DUNNO
1
1
2

GRSWO
1

1

GRETI
5
3
8

ROBIN
1

1

Species
New
Rtp
1stWint
>1stWint
BLUTI
4
8
5
7
COATI
4
6
9
1
Totals for visit 07 of 10 for the last 10 winter periods
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
52
98
56
60
36
16
52
40
22
35
Recaptures: (14) recent except:
BLUTI             4Y 13D, 354D, pulli 270d from box CP20
COATI            1y 41d
GRETI            pulli 270d from box CP35

We often forget to take photos of the species we regularly capture. This is one of today's 1st winter(green primary coverts) Blue Tits 

Sightings 22 Species: Ian's list: Ravens heard crocking nearby, the only sign of winter is the over-flying Siskin, otherwise it could be almost any time of the year.

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