Walking along the track to our ringing site on the Teifi marsh was a pleasure on Friday morning at dawn as at least 3 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling from the reed bed. Soon they were joined by Sedge Warblers singing.
Although not a busy ringing session there was quality. A control Cetti's Warbler was excellent.
The first Sedge Warblers of the year were ringed. We ringed 509 of these last year so plenty more to come.
An interesting 4 year old Blackcap was caught on the reserve early evening today - ringed there on the 1st May 2011 as a 2nd calender year bird and not seen since. Unless we catch him again during the summer we won't know if he is a site faithful breeder or just using the reserve as a same migration stopover site again.