During the last couple of weeks we have managed a few early morning sessions on our Teifi Marsh site near the river view point.
Early starts for Redwing proved successful with 50 captured here along with 20 at other sites. After the Thrushes, no surprises but a good variety of Teifi Marsh species. No Phylloscs but several Blackcaps amongst the Goldcrests and good to capture a late Garden Warbler and the 5th Cettis Warbler of the Autumn.
Many Goldfinches are visiting garden feeders at the moment. Using a thermal image camera a max of 54 were counted in a tree at one time. This image shows how the technology can be used to assist counting, particlularly birds in roosts.
|Goldfinches waiting their turn on the feeders|
Several of the Goldfinches caught in Wendy's garden this month were ringed in previous years, one in 2017. Of those caught this week many were carrying fat. One weighed far more than average at 20.3g.
Movements of some of our birds
Ringed Llechryd, Ceredigion 02/12/2019
Hit a window in Uddevalla, Sweden but survived 26/09/2020 299 days 1240 km ENE
Reed Warbler ADH8638
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 25/08/2019
Messanges, Landes, France 20/08/2020 361 days, 951 km SSE
Blue Tit APJ1733
Ringed Clarbeston Road, Pembs 09/06/2020
Keeston, Pembs 18/10/2020 131 days 12km W Pembs RG
Ringed Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire 06/02/2019
Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd 27/09/2020 599 days 127km
Sedge Warbler ABB8795
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 06/05/2018
Noyant, Maine-et-Loire, France 17/08/2018 103 days 583km SSE Late report from CRBPO France