Sunday 1 October 2023

September - the quiet busy

With the Wraysbury CES completed in August we kicked off September at the Westside site. Generally providing lower catches, but from a wider range of species than the Eastside, it did well with a figure of 88. There was little to surprise, species wise.

With many members away for parts of the month, this year turned out to be one of the group's quietest Septembers on record.

Still, a visiting trainee from Tring RG picked a good day to visit, ringing over 70 of 111 birds processed when he joined a trainer at Wraysbury on 16th. A triple 18m ride caught the majority with a triangle providing a couple of dozen Meadow Pipits. The day was our first outing with the updated Svensson passerine guide which provided plenty of added details for species aging.

Minet has had a good session this month with species including Blackcap, Chiffchaff and a Magpie.