We are a group of bird ringers based on the North Pembrokeshire and South Ceredigion border at the Teifi Marshes near Cilgerran, also North Carmarthenshire. Stories of our members ringing experiences home and away
Friday, 5 June 2015
Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers
A visit to our nest boxes today to ring the pulli.
In Ffynone wood just one box was used by Pied Flycatchers.
All 6 eggs hatched but for some reason, maybe bad weather, only 3 were alive today.
Only one box was used by Pied Flycatchers in Pengelli wood too. Better success here though with 7 pulli from 7 eggs ringed.
For the first time in Pengelli, one box was used by Redstart
although in previous years they had nested in a nearby tree which has since fallen down
6 Redstart pulli were ringed, their red tails making no doubt about the identification!
A disappointing year for Pied Flycatchers in our North Pembrokeshire woods but every successful nest is a bonus as we are right on the limit of their range in Wales. Excellent distribution maps illustrating this can be viewed on the BTO Atlas mapstore