Saturday, 10 December 2016

Wraysbury GP -9th December 2016

Having worked this area a few times now, we've been wondering how responsive the Redwings might be, at the end of the day, when coming to roost. The birds feed over a wide area and in spite of the large numbers we rarely catch more than a few in any net over the course of a morning. Perhaps it might to possible to draw them into the nets as the light fails at the end of the day.

We set 5 nets in close proximity, put the audio lures on and waited. We saw several large flocks arriving, but they were not pulled in and we only got three Redwing, a Song Thrush and a couple of Robins in total. We probably won't try again but at least we now know it it's not worth doing.