A very wet start to both week-end mornings....though the sun and heat did soon arrive !
With over 1150 Sedge ringed and 560 Reed Warblers ringed here in the past 4 years. Producing Sedge Warbler recoveries down the west coast of Europe, all the way to Senegal in west Africa.
Reed Warblers are the important breeder here, the most important site in Ceredigion. Reed Warblers were not proved to breed in Pembs until 1975 (Donovan & Rees) or Ceredigion until 1978 (Roderick & Davis)
This year on the reserve;-
Of the 66 Reed Warblers caught to the end of June - 34 were retraps from previous years. Whereas with Sedge Warblers of 138 caught to the end of June only 4 retraps from previous years..