Graham, Ian and I attempted what turned out to be the final ringing session of the year at the Swallow roost last night. As I hinted at before we did have a good idea that this might be the last session. We only ringed three Swallows, which was a surprise as there wasn't any Swallows roosting. A group of fifteen birds were interested in our playback lures and this is where the three ringed came from.
A Sparrowhawk was present in and around the pools and reeds as were three Buzzards. There was nothing unusual on the pools and that draws to a close the Swallow roost ringing season until next year. Subject to a final count we have ringed 715 at the roost this year, so that's not too bad at all!
Wraysbury GP - 5th December 2017 - Today seemed the only day with wind low enough for mist netting and we decided to go to Wraysbury. We had six nets up and, over the morning tried for Field...
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