CES 6 and the weather wasn't being helpful ...But we did complete with c50 birds caught and as usual interesting recaptures. The ringing and processing under our pop-up gazebo, an excellent buy !
Gillian and Michael Parr - trainees from N. Ireland joined us for the 1st of hopefully a couple of sessions.
We caught our 1st juvenile Reed and Garden Warblers, and Goldcrest of the year, but still very low numbers of this year's juveniles.
Have all the young Tits and Finches already descended into gardens...?
Another observation, early to make conclusions, but we are catching a higher proportion of ringed adults that we didn't re-trap last year. Have our territorial birds been severely affected by the winter and allowed these birds to return to fill these vacancies ?
We carry a hand held PC with us in the field. This has our up to date ringing data downloaded from IPMR. All recaptures are checked at that point for the birds history....