Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wraysbury GP - 25th July 2017

A plan to be on site for 6am was changed because the forecast that the wind would drop early in the morning was wrong. It was looking better a couple of hours on and we pitched up later, hoping to get some more Whitethroat recaptures for the RAS study.

We put up seven nets and waited to see what the morning would bring. It wasn't long before we knew that the nasty green biting flies were around and it seemed that the ultra short grass was attractive to walkers with dogs, as we saw four dog walkers that we'd never seen before.

It was a slow start with the birds but the arrival of a couple of roving flocks boosted our numbers. We even got a couple of recaptured adults for the RAS.

 Z072912 4F, ringed 2 years ago as a 3J

 New S443893, an adult Blackcap, with a black cap, had been
enjoying the blackberries

 Main moult 4 to the 1, 1 to the 1, 0 to the 8

and bare belly

Total: 80 (10)

Dunnock - 1
Robin - 5
Reed Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 14 (5)
Garden Warbler - 20 (3)
Blackcap - 16 (2)
Chiffchaff - 9
Long-tailed Tit - 2
Blue Tit - 7
Great Tit - 2
Linnet - 1
Goldfinch - 1
Greenfinch - 1