Friday, 11 September 2015

Tree Pipit adds variety to the September regulars

The settled weather has given us the chance to ring regularly on the Teifi Marsh this week. Our migration monitoring through the reserve is now on our drier CES site rather than the reed bed site by Mallard hide used during August.
The commonest species have been Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs with a few surprises.
This Tree Pipit was only the second that we have caught. The last was in September 2010.
In the same net was a Grey Wagtail. We don't catch many, this only the second since 2010 on this part of the reserve.
There was an increase in Robins caught and heard this week which fits with Skokholm Island recording 28 on the 9th Sept, they are on the move.

Some news of recoveries just received from the BTO...

Reed Warbler Y171344
Ringed at Kilpaison Marsh by the Pembs Ringing Group on 20th May 2012
Controlled by us on the Teifi Marsh on 31st July 2015
1167 days 53km

Storm Petrel 2683366
Ringed at The Lizard by West Cornwall Ringing Group on 17th June 2015
Controlled by us at Mwnt 26th July 2015
39 days 244km

Sedge Warbler L018029
Ringed at Icklesham, East Sussex by Rye Bay Ringing Group on 13th August 2010
Controlled by us on the Teifi Marsh on 16th August 2015
1829 days, 390 km

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