This week marks the departure of most of the Group in various directions, to Costa Rica, Skokholm Island and Mallorca.
Here is a last look down the main ride in the Mallard net run, having taken the nets down after the last swallow roost. No Aquatic Warbler in there this year but a good season for Reed Warblers
We have been ringing at the CES site each morning and in the evening in the Mallard net run catching Swallows and Wagtails.
Cetti's are breeding residents, but we have had controls at this time of year, and with RSPB Conwy having it's first Cetti's for three years today, these birds may be migrants too...?
Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs have been the most numerous species caught with with double figures of both each day.
The morning sessions at this time of year are short but productive and we have had a variety of visitors including a couple staying at the newly renovated Oak Tree Cottage on the reserve and Molly who has been working on Skokholm
With Richard currently on the plane to Costa Rica for another 3 months with Costa Rica Bird Observatory there will probably be some exotic birds coming up on the posts in the coming months.We will be trying hard not to be too envious as we think of him doing the 2 hourly migration counts on the beach at Tortuguero
(Rich D and Wendy J)