Sunday, 8 July 2018

Wraysbury GP & Broadwater - 4th July2018

The morning was spent trying for Whitethroat again. Of the 16 captured birds there were six Whitethroats, five new and a retrap adult ringed earlier this year. The morning gave us nothing particularly exceptional and we were packed up by 11am.

Total:  13 (3)

Songthrush - 1
Dunnock - 3
Robin - 0 (1)
Whitethroat - 5 (1)
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaf - 1 (1)

We then met briefly with Paul Roper to look at some local sites with the prospect of siting duck traps at local, suitable locations. The short term project aims to study winter movements of  Shoveler and Gadwall duck by the use of satellite tracking. A couple of potential sites were identified.

Lastly we recced Broadwater, ensuring that in situ ties remained in place. It was necessary to trim some Buddliea growth where plants were now leaning into one ride and another ride was brought back into use where one plant had to be removed after coming down in strong winds. That site is now all set to go when the Phylloscopus warblers start to move through in August and September.