36 new Sedge and 19 new Reed Warblers...3 Kingfishers too...
The Mallard nets produced some numbers today !
Some migrating birds found us too, with 71 new birds out of 83 caught this morning also 22 new Sedge and 21 new Reed Warblers were also ringed during the week.
This table updates our August total compared to previous years
Mallard nets only Sedge Reed Aquatic Warblers
August 2013 to date 190 110
August 2012 106 66
August 2011 323 58
August 2010 265 94 2(two)
A subject to look into though -
Our August total for Reed Warbler in the Mallard nets looks good but....
Our CES new Reed Warbler total with 1 session to go...
2013 - only 35, compared with 2012 - 38, 2011 - 71, 2010 -165
Other highlights today included 3 Kingfishers (2 new) and this fine young male Sparrowhawk
Sedge Warbler D295194 was ringed on Skokholm on the 21st May 2013 at 0830.....controlled in a two panel net around the Mallard pond on the Teifi Marsh at 0550 22nd May 2013 - a bit of early morning ringing by Wendy following the 110 Sedge Warblers being ringed earlier in May.
A nice recovery as Wendy and I have an involvement in the re-establishment and accreditation of Skokholm as a Bird Observatory. A 60km movement in less than 24 hours from one Wildlife trust of South and West Wales reserve to another. See Skokholm blog