On a very windy day with mist netting out of the question, we went first to Wraysbury to maintain some of the rides, ready for next week (if the forecast for Monday can be believed), then went on to Truss,s Island to record some darvics and metal rings.
White V3J was a very aggressive individual with primary
and tail feathers in dire need of replacement. This bird
having been ringed by EGI Oxford.
All the other Mute Swans, 22 had orange darvic rings fitted under MR's scheme with an additional five metal ring numbers taken.
The Egyptian Geese had two fairly well grown youngsters, neither adults or juveniles carried rings.
Photographic evidence for W40776 and W39410.