Monday 30 May 2011

CES 3 .. including.....R336063 in his 9th year

CES 3 -- rain interrupted.

We managed a successful CES 3, with 109 birds caught, 50 retraps and 59 new. Included in the new birds were 3J (juveniles) of 8 species including Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Other highlights being 3 Lesser Whitethroats ringed over the last 2 sessions, including a female with brood patch, and we have 2/3 singing males within our site.
The nicest bird R336063, a Reed Warbler, ringed at Penclacwydd 22 Sept 2002, as a juvenile. We have since retrapped him ! in the last 3 breeding seasons including last night !!
Now in his 9th year..a special bird....

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