Saturday 17 October 2015

August 2015

August is generally our top month for numbers and several extra sessions, at Wraysbury C6 and Tythebarns, took us to a record total of 1,590 new birds of 37 species.

Among these were two Redstarts at Wraysbury, a 3J Firecrest at Woolley Firs, a couple of early Meadow Pipit at Stanwellmoor and two each of Cetti’s and Dartford Warblers adding to the migrant warblers.

Blackcap, at 417, were over a quarter of the catch with Whitethroat at 241 and Garden Warbler at 179 some way behind. There were good showings from the less frequent warblers with 33 Willow Warblers, 26 Sedge and 22 Lesser Whitethroat; the latter all from Wraysbury.

Bird Ringing talk for RDNHS

Carl Hunter Roach, a Runnymede Ringing Group trainer, is giving a talk on the origins of bird ringing and how it has developed. You can see him at Reading & District Natural History Society (RDNHS) this coming Tuesday, 20th October.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

July 2015

The total of 702 new birds of 35 species was helped by 5 mid-week sessions at Wraysbury. There was a juvenile Grey Wagtail at Stanwellmoor. Top species was Blackcap at 201 followed by Whitethroat and Garden Warbler at 76 and 75 respectively.