Wednesday, 28 August 2013

66 for the last CES..

CES 2013 finished with 48 new birds, 17 retraps and a control.
Robin pictures don't often feature on the blog but D554*** was a special bird being our first Robin control. The BTO page about Robin recoveries is interesting with records of birds moving great distances including Cornwall to Highland and even one that made it from Sussex to Russia!
Some of the new birds included 13 Chiffchaffs,
 a Lesser Whitethroat
here showing the typical iris of a 1st year bird - dark olive-grey without a pale whitish crescent in the upper part that is seen in adults
and a juvenile moulting Great Spotted Woodpecker
Totals for the CES season and comparison with previous years once all the data is entered in IPMR

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