Thursday, 29 June 2017

Wraybury C6 - 23rd June 2017

After some very wet days in May, then some warm days in June followed by the five day heatwave, we were left with no rides workable without a bit of maintenance. We cleared two, put up nets there, then continued to make more of the site usable.

The Whitethroat numbers, as expected, seemed well down after so much prime nesting vegetation was lost during clearance work undertaken by the landowners before the spring.

We had four Whitethroats - one being a juvenile but none eligible for RAS data as not recaptures. The other birds were two juvenile Blackcap, a 4F Garden Warbler,  juvenile Robin and Dunnock and an adult male Dunnock.

4M Whitethroat Z958082

Juvenile Whitethroat Z958081

Totals: 9 (1)

Dunock - 1 (1)
Robin - 1
Whitethroat - 4
Garden Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 2