Wednesday 29 July 2015

June 2015

A good month with a flurry of juveniles on the last weekend. The total of 319 of 28 species included 3 Kingfisher, 9 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Treecreeper and 3 Linnet although only single Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler were ringed.

Top species was Blue Tit with 43 but Reed Warblers did well with 37, closely followed by 35 Blackcap.

Monday 6 July 2015

May 2015

At least 358 birds ringed in May, including 186 pulli, with some activity at Minet still to be reported. With no access to Windsor and holidays affecting two sites, this is not too far from the 400 or so done in recent Mays; pulli numbers were at the usual level.

Star species was a Barn Owl, a group first since a bird at Wraysbury back in January 1992.

A Blackcap, caught and released on 4th at Bedfone exhibited an unusual amount of pollen on its upper mandible.

Blackcap with pollen (Eleanor Page) 
Great Tit pulli (Carl Hunter Roach)
Barn Owl (Karl Tarratt)