Now that the 2022 ringing stats have been published by the BTO, a look at some of the numbers for WALES
20 % of all new Reed Warblers
40% of all new Sedge Warblers
50% of all new Reed Buntings
... in WALES were ringed by the TRG...mostly on the Teifi Marshes. The importance of this cross county site for population studies is immense.
91% of all new Linnets in Wales were ringed at Chris's Whoosh net RAS study site.
26% of all new House Sparrows in Wales were ringed at Andy's RAS study site
With the REEWA, REEBU, LINNE and HOUSP RAS projects and the colour- ringing of REEBUS and HOUSP...
Quite an achievement...👍
A few pieces to update our results whilst some of us have been away...
Controls and movements....
During a short session in Wendy's Llechryd garden to sort nets after being away, a Goldfinch with a French ring was caught.
Ringed Vienne, France 17/02/2023
Re-encountered Llechryd, Ceredigion 01/12/2023 287 days 743km NNW
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Pembs 15/10/2023
Re-encountered by John Hayes, Pembs RG at St Twynnells, 25/10/2023 10 days 54km SSW
Sedge Warbler 9807521
Ringed Donges, Loire Atlantique, France 20/08/2022
Re-encountered Cors Caron, Ceredigion 25/06/2023 309 days 565 km NNW
Sedge Warbler BBB2276
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 14/08/2023
Re-encountered at Nanjizal, Lands End, Cornwall 12/09/2023 236km SSW Kester Wilson
|Sedge Warbler movements|
Weather continues to hamper our ringing efforts. A couple of small Redwing roost catches this month has increased our total since their return to 149 including 1 retrap from a previous year, 1 same year retrap and a control from Holland.
Thanks to Nathan and the Thursday work party on the Teifi Marshes for some management work in our net rides.
On a tidying up session this week we caught the first December Firecrest and only the 6th December Chiffchaff
Andy's total of 108 Greenfinch since the beginning of September is very impressive and maybe showing signs of an increasing local population, or maybe of migrants .....
The fields are saturated but Arfon has had success on a few nights of lamping, teaching two of our trainees new skills
3 retrap Woodcock from last year and 39 new plus 11 Golden Plover and a Snipe.
With a favourable moon we hope to visit 4 more nightime survey and lamping sites over the next 10 days. Day time ringing when ever the weather allows.
(Rich D and Wendy J)