Friday 10 July 2015

CES, Siskins and Stormies..

Eighty-three captures of 18 species at CES 7 yesterday morning.
Meanwhile Chris was with Ryan at the Pentwd nets on the Ceredigion side of the reserve, where they captured a further 28 birds and a further species, Sedge Warbler.

Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps both reached double figures at CES.
This Reed Bunting was ringed on the reserve in 2013 and colour rings added last year for our RAS project.
Other highlights of CES were Treecreeper, a Kingfisher and this juvenile Redtstart

To add to the day's species for the group, Siskins, again for a RAS project and Greenfinches, Goldfinches and House Sparrow were all ringed in Boncath. More on the Siskin RAS at the end of the breeding season when they appear to leave until February.

The final species of the day was achieved with 6 Storm Petrels at Mwnt.
The scene at 10pm last night with 2 nets in a new location so we have different options depending on the wind direction..
Just returned from preparing for ringing in the morning at our Mallard reed bed site on the Teifi Marsh. Great to see juvenile Swallows already in numbers - hirundine roost ringing can't be far away!

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