Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Wraysbury GP - 3rd January 2017

The forecast was for a sharp overnight frost so we made this the first ringing outing of 2017. We hoped to find a lot of thrushes as the ground would be too hard for them to forage for invertebrates, however there were far few birds than when we last ringed there. At some point over the winter break a great deal of thrushes had moved on, though the berries on the Hawthorns had been depleted somewhat, perhaps in the few hard frost days mid Christmas break.

We still catch some Redwings, along with quite a few winter residents.

Total: 10 (10)

Wren - 0 (1)
Robin - 1 (5)
Blackbird - 1
Redwing - 8
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (4)