Monday, 28 July 2014

CES 9, Reed Warblers headline again

A good day for Reed Warblers again on the Teifi Marsh with 41 caught out of a total of 88 birds. Juveniles for the whole reserve are now up to 122 so far this breeding season. 54 adults ringed in previous years have been retrapped this year. In a county that had no breeding Reed Warblers until the '70's  this is excellent news.

Always nice to catch a Kingfisher as this is species is the logo of our group. 33 have been ringed on the reserve since 2008.

A good opportunity to revise the aging and sexing...


Totals for the day....

Reed Warbler 2516
Blackbird 12
Blackcap 80
Blue Tit 12
Bullfinch 51
Cetti's Warbler 01
Chiffchaff 71
Garden Warbler 30
Great Tit 01
Kingfisher 10
Robin 32
Sedge Warbler 10
Treecreeper 10
Willow Warbler 10
Wren 41

All the Tit species and Chaffinches were down or absent compared to previous years. Plenty in all of our gardens though, particularly abundant are juvenile Great Tits and Chaffinches.

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