Monday 10 June 2019

May - Little Ringed Plover returns

A productive month with the total of 331 new birds of 27 species; well up to expectations.

The number of pulli ringed, at 112, were lower than usual making the number of free-flying birds ringed is actually the highest since 2016.

Little Ringed Plover made a welcome return to the list (the last ones ringed by the group was in 2010) and Blue Tit (81) and Great Tit (43) led the species – but most were boxlings.

Otherwise, Long-tailed Tit was top at 35 followed by Robin on 31 and Whitethroat on 29th.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

April - we welcome our returning migrants

Returning migrants gave a welcome boost to the April total of 155 new birds of 21 species. 

Almost half were Blackcap (76), a long way ahead of Chiffchaff at 11. The only Lesser Whitethroat was at Tythebarns, Whitethroat (4) and Willow Warbler (3) at Wraysbury, and Garden Warbler (3) at Bedfont and Wraysbury.

Some early-season finches featured Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Linnet.