Monday, 7 September 2015

September warblers and waders too ....

During September with CES finished, we start to move our extra catching effort from the Mallard nets in the reed-bed to part of the CES site. The nets in the mixed habitat in the Pentood part of the marsh run throughout.
More on the warblers later but first some waders.
This a nice one for us - a juvenile Greenshank on the beach !

Our wader catches are usually made up of Dunlin.
with smaller numbers of Ringed Plover, an important species for us to catch as their roosting habits aren't favourable to cannon netting. Most of our waders caught are juveniles..

Before we closed Mallard reed bed nets for the season, a couple more juvenile Kingfishers were caught which brings the total to 9 new ones this year and 50 Kingfishers on the Teifi Marsh since 2008.

After one week in the CES site, the main species caught as part of our migration monitoring have been Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.

We are catching a good variety of warblers every morning including Willow Warblers, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and smaller numbers of Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and this Lesser Whitethroat...

Last Saturday we hosted a ringing demonstration for the Mid Pembs branch of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales in conjunction with a talk we are giving them next week about ringing.

Keen younger birders are always welcome - hoping to inspire them to become OUR Next Generation Birders... and ringers

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