Saturday 1 July 2023

June - the busy breeder month

Bedfont netting topped and tailed the month with sessions on 10th and 24th. Reed Warblers had built-up from May and it was great to see a bird ringed in 2014 return again. Colour was delivered by Jay and Kingfisher. A mid-month visit saw fifteen Black-headed Gull pulli ringed.

Ermine Caterpillars
Wraysbury completed all CES sessions for June plus one additional visit on the Westside, each navigating the unsettled weather masses as they crossed the country. Bullfinch and Greenfinch were added to the species list and warbler numbers continued to build.

No bird photographs this month but a clump of Ermine caterpillars hung by the path as we left the site (if you have a different id, do add a comment).

Minet's mid-month session saw Chiffchaff and Whitethroat along with resident species such as Robin, Song Thrush and Wren.