A new Chiffchaff, and a couple more Sedge Warbler recoveries to think about...
Where did these Chiffs come from ??
These recoveries show us how our Sedge Warblers progress, we know West Africa is the destination.
The movements of our Reed Warblers is not as obvious.
Reed Warbler movements
19/05/2013 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion:
Retrap 19/06/2014 Little Crosthwaite: (Cumbria) 301km NNE 1 yr 31days
25/08/2013 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion:
Retrap 27/09/2013 Gautegiz-Arteaga, Vizcaya:, Spain, 980km S 33 days
16/08/2014 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion:
Retrap 14/09/2014 Icklesham: (East Sussex) 390km ESE 29 days
05/05/2010 Holyland: (Pembrokeshire)
Retrap 02/05/2013 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion 48km NNE 2 yrs 362 days
12/08/2011 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion
Retrap 20/07/2014 Oxwich marsh: (Swansea) 65km SSE 2 yrs 342days
30/07/2012 Teifi Marsh Ceredigion) (Ceredigion)
Retrap 11/07/2013 Bude Marshes Nature Reserve (Cornwall) 139km S 346 days
This makes the study of our Teifi marsh so fascinating and valuable.
Our CES and RAS projects provide useful data on our breeding birds, but it is our recoveries and controls that tell us how valuable we are as an important feeding stopover site for migrants.