West Williamston egg predation survey - Week 1There has been some anecdotal evidence at West Williamston that early laid BH eggs may be more liable to predation than those laid later in September. The eggs were not tagged.
After the first eggs of 2014 were found by David Redhead we have established a small survey site in the top field (near the small car park) adjacent to the north side Ash trees nos 1 - 3.
On Sunday 10th August a total of 11 eggs were found by Jean Hambly, David and myself. These eggs were tagged with red wool, the intention being to change the wool colour weekly.
We will survey the site each week until the end of October then fortnightly until April. Are there other sites where predation numbers are looked at, if so we would love to hear from you.
Wildlife Trust Voluntary Warden
12th August 2014