Wednesday 28 January 2015

The Runnymede Ringing Group

At our Annual Steering Group meeting we agreed to formally split from the Maple Cross Ringing Group. This enables both groups to clearly manage fundraising and outgoings.

This website is now dedicated to the activities of the Runnymede Ringing Group.

Monday 19 January 2015

December 2014

Rufous (L) & grey phase Tawny Owls (Carl Hunter Roach)
At the turning of the year attention turns more to quality than quantity on the occasions we can get out and just 440 birds (227 Runnymede RG; 213 Maple Cross RG) were ringed this month.

Pride of place must go to 3 Tawny Owls, caught from boxes at Bisham Wood, just trumping 9 Yellowhammers at Woolley Firs.
Five male (age, left-right: 4, 4, 3, 3, 4) Yellowhammers (Carl Hunter Roach)
A Skylark at Langley Bottom and a Water Rail (and 2 retraps) at Hilfield were noteworthy. 10 Blackcaps all came from gardens and there was a Chiffchaff at Bedfont and 2 at Broadwater. Blue Tit just scraped into top spot at 88 ahead of a magnificent 80 Redwing.

Thursday 15 January 2015

Valentine's Day Bird Ringing Demonstration

Nuthatch, Woolley Firs, Feb 2014 (Carl Hunter Roach)

Book now and join us at Woolley Firs near Maidenhead on Saturday morning, 14th February 2015.

The event is organised by Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.