Following more than 30 years ringing at Weir Wood, Roy Sanderson’s ringing role has been taken over by Phil Holland. Alan Caulkett and Shaun Taylor are now responsible for managing the nestboxes.
2012 Ringing Recoveries
Stock Dove – nestling ringed Weir Wood 26-04-2011, found dead near Haywards Heath 29-07-2012, 8km SSW.
Reed Warbler – ringed Weir Wood 28-07-2009, controlled by another ringer Icklesham 03-08-2012, 54km ESE.
2014 Ringing Report – Contributed by Phil Holland
|Mallard||4||Read to fly assisted by Fishery staff food|
|Mandarin||3||20||Females at nest|
|Stock Dove||1||4||Study site nestboxes|
|Barn Owl||An early brood of 3 fledged around 25th June and a second fledged 1 around 11th November|
|Grey Wagtail||1||At dam while failing to catch Sandpipers|
|Common Whitethroat||3||3||One pullus was retrapped 22 days later at reedbed. The nest was in Hemlock Water Dropwort|
|Reed Warbler||14||None were retrapped (4 adult, 10 young)|
|Reed Bunting||1||3||Nest at north end of buoy rope in Meadowsweet|
There have been no recoveries reported in 2014. I only put mist nets up at Whillet’s this year – about 20 hours across July to mid September usually 160ft of net.
2014 Nestbox Report – Contributed by Alan Caulkett and Shaun Taylor
|Mandarin||Barn Owl||Stock Dove||Blue Tit||Great Tit|
|Eggs first recorded on||8th April||6th May||8th April||8th April||22nd April|
|Boxes with fledglings||7||1||9||43|
|Boxes with failed eggs||?||?||?||3|
|Boxes not counted||0||0||0||4 *|
* A Nuthatch was not monitored at the eggs/nestling stages. but an adult was seen carrying food to the box on 6th May 2014 and four young were subsequently seen to fledge from it.