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witnessed on the drive to Wraysbury this morning certainly helps make the 0430hrs get-up worthwhile.

Arriving on site at 0540 I met up with 8 others. We gathered our equipment and set off.

It was decided to try a different part of the site today and not the usual CES rides. The wind was breezy and quite fresh and probably had an effect on the overall totals however we caught quite a few different species including 11 Starlings (mostly recently fledged birds) which we wouldn’t normally catch.

There are a few horses kept on the site and we spotted a day old foal wobbling about with his mum! Only now I’m thinking why I didn’t get a photo!

My contribution to the session today was 4 processed and 7 extractions.

  1. Blaca (Blackcap) x 1
  2. Robin x 1
  3. Starl (Starling) x 1
  4. White (Whitethroat) x 1

It’s a busy one next week, CES session Saturday morning, pulli ringing Saturday afternoon and a Sunday session too! I guess you could say I’m into this ringing!!!

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…ringing session today and having been unable to attend last weeks session I was looking at two weeks without birds in the hand! however  I was  invited to another location close to the CES site by another ringer with a 1600 hrs start, so off I went.

It turned out to be a great day for me and I was able to ring Starlings, Blackcaps, Swallows and a House Martin although I did need help with this bird as it had no neck and was quite small. All but the Blackcap are firsts!

We didn’t leave the site until 2230 hrs as we where trying to catch Sand Martins as they came into roost (and they do this late!)  we didn’t catch any but did have one bounce out of the net!

I got a couple of photographs of the swallows but the quality is rubbish so I won’t be posting.

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