Monday, 7 August 2017

Wraysbury GP - 5th August 2017

The wind speed looked good enough for Wraysbury, but there were showers that were not forecast during setting up so we reigned in and kept it down to six nets as it was just the two of us.

We had 15 species - the most unusual capture being a juvenile Moorhen that was found in the ride by the lake at 10.20am. Chris was able to pick it up as it slept and after checking for any injuries or other reasons not to ring it, it seemed fine and the ring was duly fitted. It went off without any problems, the first Moorhen to be ringed on C6 and the second ever for Wraysbury.

  Moorhen aged 3

There was also a young Great Spotted Woodpecker, a species that is infrequent in the Wraysbury nets.

Numbers of Whitethroat and Garden Warbler appear to be trailing off, but there were a couple of Willow Warbler, four Chiffchaff and two Goldcrest. Singles of Linnet, Goldfinch, Blue Tit and Great Tit also helped to raise the species count.

Age 4 Garden Warbler Z956235 ringed on site as a juvenile in Sept 2016

Totals:  70 (12)

Moorhen - 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Wren - 2
Dunnock - 2
Robin - 4 
Blackbird - 4
Song Thrush - 2 (1)
Whitethroat - 13 (5)
Garden Warbler - 10 (3)
Blackcap - 19 (1)
Chiffchaff - 4 (2)
Willow Warbler - 2
Goldcrest - 2
Goldfinch - 1
Linnet - 1
Blue Tit - 1
Great Tit - 1