The highlight of the first session on the Teifi Marsh this year was a retrap Chiffchaff first ringed as a juvenile in June last year. Maybe an over-wintering bird rather than a fresh migrant ??
Other birds today included a female Blackbird - first ringed as an adult in August 2009..also retraps of Wrens, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, Blackbirds and Bullfinches. (Chris, Dawn, Karen)
Wintering site faithfulness is becoming interesting too, with 6 / 42 Siskins caught at Wendy's and 15 / 73 Siskins captured at mine in 2014, being birds first ringed during last winter- 2012/2013.
The numbers of Siskin recaptures will hopefully increase when Wendy returns from Thailand -
Exchanging viewing Pittas........for Siskins..... and Robins etc !!!