2022 Programme

This programme is subject to change should there be further Covid-19 restrictions in 2022

January**2SunPossible Wolferton Mist Netting Sunday evening.  
January**8-9Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides.
 January**22-23Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides. Mist netting possible at Gedney Saturday evening.
February**5-6Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides. Mist netting possible at Terrington Saturday evening  
February19-20Sat SunAssemble Friday evening. Cannon netting, mist netting (possibly both Saturday and Sunday evenings) and colour ring resighting.
March5-6Sat SunAssemble Friday evening. Cannon netting, mist netting (possibly both Saturday and Sunday evenings) and colour-ring resighting.
March**12SatExperimental mist net Snettisham /Heacham dam
March**19-20Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides.
April**2-3Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides. Cannon netting possible Saturday evening.
April**16, 17, 18Sat to MonEaster. Resighting on morning tides. Possibility of catching if options available. Also equipment maintenance with opportunity to learn net repair techniques.
May**14-15Sat SunResighting on all tides.  
June18-19Sat SunAssemble Friday evening. AGM during the weekend. Equipment maintenance and possible cannon netting for summering waders
July**16-17Sat SunCannon netting on salt marsh
August12-17Fri to WedAutumn Passage
Assemble Friday lunch time – volunteers also needed to recce on Friday morning tide.
First catching expected to be Friday evening at Wainfleet.
Various opportunities for cannon netting, mist netting and colour-ring resighting throughout week.
Last catch mist netting Tuesday evening; departure Wednesday. (Tues evening m/n Lincs or Gedney)
September10-15  Sat to ThurAutumn Passage
Assemble Saturday lunch time – volunteers also needed to recce on Saturday morning tide.
First catching expected to be Saturday evening at Wainfleet.
Various opportunities for cannon netting, mist netting and colour-ring resighting throughout week.
Last catch mist netting Wednesday evening; departure Thursday. (Wednesday evening m/n Lincs or Gedney)
September**27-29Tue, Wed, ThurMist netting at Frieston on one or more of these nights.
September**30FriPossible mist netting Gedney or other Lincolnshire site.
October**15-16Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides.
October28-30Fri to SunAssemble Friday daytime for mist netting Friday evening. Cannon netting  and colour-ring resighting on other tides.
November26-27Sat SunAssemble Friday evening. Cannon netting, mist netting (possibly both Saturday and Sunday evenings) and colour ring resighting.
December**10-11Sat SunResighting on one or both morning tides.
December**24-27  Sat to TuesChristmas at the Wash. It is expected that this will be a social trip with some catching. Various cannon netting, mist netting and colour-ring resighting options.

** These dates are dependent on sufficient interest, forecast weather and a leader available.

Costs

A charge is made to cover the cost of food and running expenses including equipment and rings. Current prices are £8 per tide attended including the longer visits in August and September. This is reduced to £5 per tide when attending fieldwork sessions when no catching is anticipated. Participants attending for a single tide and not taking advantage of the food / accommodation or other facilities provided by the group are charged £5). 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.