Thursday, 23 January 2014

Wraysbury GP - 20 January 2014

A visit by ourselves today was for Thrushes, with reasonable numbers on site, being very mobile and switching readily from the bushes to the very wet open fields, which were even attracting reasonable numbers of Black-headed Gulls down to fed in the many wet pools. Setting up turned out not to be a piece of cake, as we had strung seven nets in a line, which put too much tension on the first nets pegs, which decided to shoot out. Well, you cannot expect everything to go well, all the time! Alas, the birds whilst present were not too obliging either, and tended to prefer to feed on the very muddy open areas. We did manage a couple of Fieldfare and a single Redwing by the end of the session, but the catch over all was low with only nine birds.



Totals: 7 (2)

Wren - 1 (1)
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Robin - 2
Blackbird - 1
Fieldfare - 2
Redwing - 1