Posts Tagged ‘wraysbury’

…to be completely wrong! The wind speeds were higher than predicted and there was rain, not predicted! The morning wasn’t a complete wash-out and we were able to do some ride maintenance, trimming and clipping ready for the 2016 CES. I was back home by 8am.



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With this year’s CES (C4) done and dusted we now turn our attentions to other areas of Wraysbury and other sites in general.

Sunday 6th September

Still at Wraysbury but in a different area to our CES, C6, a total of 45 birds were caught with a 34 new/11 retrap split.

Saturday 19th September

Wraysbury C6 again, slightly better numbers than the previous week with a total of 71 birds caught and a 54 new/17 retrap split. The first Meadow pipits of the autumn for the site being the highlight of the session, 10 new birds caught in total and all this hatched this year.

Saturday 26th September

Another visit to Wraysbury C6. Numbers down from previous visit with a 51 new/6 retrap split. Still plenty of Blackcaps on site with 24 caught, all hatched this year and a few more Meadow pipits also all young birds.

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at Wraysbury on Saturday.

0620 was the meet time this week and 7 of us arrived on site with grey cloud over head. The team this week consisted of 2 trainers and 5 trainees.

Another chance to evaluate our new ride positions before we decide on this years final CES layout, we have a couple of weeks before the CES starts so we will continue to monitor the numbers.

Most of my effort this week was focused on extractions and I only managed to process 4 birds-

  1. Lotti (Long tailed tit) x 2
  2. Blabi (Blackbird) x 1
  3. Wilwa (Willow warbler) x 1

It stayed dull all morning and tried to rain late on without much success, a slight drizzle for 5 minutes!  We set down about 1330 and left site soon after. A swift pint and a bowl of chips at the local pub before heading for home.



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