2017 Programme

January 13th-15th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Cannon netting, mist netting, and colour-ring resighting.
January 27th-29th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Colour-ring resighting on the two morning tides. Mist netting Saturday evening.
March 10th-12th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Cannon netting and colour-ring resighting.
June 23rd-25th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Equipment maintenance and possible cannon netting for summering Knot. AGM during the weekend.
July 24th-26th Monday to Wednesday Autumn Passage
Assemble Monday – volunteers also needed to recce on Monday morning tide. One team, aiming to cannon net passage Sanderling and Curlew.
August 19th-26th Saturday to Sunday Autumn Passage
Assemble Saturday daytime. First catching expected to be mist netting Sunday morning. Various opportunities for cannon netting, mist netting and colour-ring resighting throughout the week.
It is not expected that a catching attempt will be made on every tide.
Last catch mist netting Saturday evening. Departure Sunday.
September 22nd-24th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday daytime for mist netting Friday evening – volunteers also needed to recce on Friday morning tide. Other tides mist netting, cannon netting and colour-ring resighting. Last catch mist netting Sunday evening at Gedney.
October 6th-8th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Colour-ring resighting on the two morning tides.
Mist netting Saturday evening.
November 17th-19th Friday to Sunday Assemble Friday evening. Mist netting both Saturday morning and evening tides. Colour-ring resighting on Sunday morning.

Additional Mist Netting Sessions

Extra mist netting sessions may happen when there are suitable tides. Potential dates are listed below. Whether a session will take place is dependent on weather, availability of leaders and level of interest shown. Anyone interested is asked to make this known via enquiries ‘AT’ wwrg.org.uk at least one week in advance.

March 4th Saturday Evening tide mist netting.
April 1st Saturday Evening tide mist netting.
April 30th Sunday Evening tide mist netting.
July 28th Friday Evening tide mist netting.
September 18th or 19th Monday or Tuesday Morning tide mist netting on one or other day.
October 21st & 22nd Saturday & Sunday Evening tide mist netting on either or both days.
November 19th Sunday Evening tide mist netting if weather affects catching attempt on 18th.
December 2nd Saturday Morning tide mist netting.

 

Costs

A charge is made to cover the cost of food and running expenses including rings. In 2017, prices will be £7 per tide / catching attempt attended (reduced to £3.50 when attending for a single tide and not taking advantage of the food / accommodation or other facilities provided by the group) including the longer visits in August and September. Car drivers are reimbursed by the group for fuel used whilst ferrying people and equipment about. Families are welcome to bring children and charges for children are by negotiation.