Saturday, 6 August 2016

Wraysbury GP - 6 August 2016

We wouldn't usually ring the same site two days running, but the wind forecast for Sunday was just too strong - so back to Wraysbury it was. We took a team of six (CL/DKL/HD/WA/LON/BS) to C6 while CES was completed by another team over on C4.

The morning started quietly and few birds could be seen working through vegetation. As the first few rounds brought in no more than a handful of birds each time, with few recaptures, it looked as though a lot of birds may have moved on - particularly as we had an additional three nets up and were not about to match the previous day's total of in excess of 100.

As the morning progressed it got a little busier but there were definitely fewer birds about.

Juvenile Whitethroat

Juvenile Garden Warbler

Totals: 59 (7)

Dunnock - 1
Robin - 1 
Blackbird - 0 (1)
Song Thrush - 3
Reed Warbler - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Whitethroat - 12 (2)
Garden Warbler - 17 (2)
Blackcap - 9 (1)
Chiffchaff - 1 (1)
Willow Warbler - 9