Friday, 21 October 2016

Wraysbury C4 - 21st October 2016

We spent the morning on C4 catching just 26 birds. It was much quieter than last weekend, mainly as the Goldcrest and Chiffchaffs were down in numbers. We did notice a few small flocks of Redwing overhead, mostly heading off to the far end of the pony field, so tried the Redwing lure (we have tried the new Spanish recording but still prefer the Latvian one as it works as well if not better and doesn't give us headaches!)

 Dunnock age 3

Redwing aged 4

We were also joined briefly by a Common Buzzard that alighted on a nearby tree. The tree was no more than 10 feet high, and once the bird noticed us it took off quite swiftly.

Total: 22 (4)

Wren - 1
Dunnock - 2 (1)
Robin - 2
Redwing - 4
Blackcap - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Goldcrest - 8 (1)
Long-tailed Tit - 1 (1)
Blue Tit - 1 (1)