Despite early season worries about low catches on CES, both Bedfont and Wraysbury
improved later and are heading for reasonable totals.
Overall, August saw 982 new birds ringed, rather more than 2017 (945) and well up on 2016 (764). The 34 species included: pulli of Barn Owl and Swallow and there were captures of Sparrowhawk, Jay, Magpie and three Jackdaw among larger species.
Five House Martin and 13 Meadow Pipit came from Stanwellmoor and Willow Warbler were up to 56 after only 24 last year. Blackcap was top species at 299 followed by Whitethroat at 153 and Garden Warbler at 84. Reed Warbler had good numbers through Stanwellmoor raising them to 4th place at 71.