Sunday, 25 August 2013

55 new acros, 3 Kingfishers and a nice recovery.

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

(juvenile male Sparrowhawk - Tommy)
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

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