Wednesday 15 December 2010

Controlled Sedge Warblers

News from the BTO today of 2 ringed Sedge Warblers that we caught in August.
One was a juvenile ringed by Tony Cross in Borth on August 15th and caught on the Teifi marsh 6 days later.
The 2nd was also a juvenile ringed at Hengistbury Head near Bournemouth on August 16th and caught on the Teifi marsh 8 days later, a distance of 250km. The Christchurch ringing group have a blog and it was interesting to read how their ringing session went on the day this bird was ringed.
"Aug 8
Another good haul at the HHC with acros dominating. A juvenile Redstart seen near to the HHC entrance got us excited for a short while but that was the last we saw of it. Some passing hirundines gave chase to a Sparrowhawk which also livened up proceedings. The totals were:- 85 Sedge Warblers,15 Reed Warblers,2 Greenfinches,13 Willow Warblers,1 Blue Tit,1 Robin and a Whitethroat. In all 118 birds.