The end of April into the beginning of May saw the expected passage of Sedge Warblers through the Teifi Marshes.
151 ringed this spring and several returning birds. The oldest was ringed in 2017
One Sedge Warbler had been ringed in Portugal in 2015 on its first migration south, the Group's first recovery with a Lisbon ring.
Sedge Warbler A396383
Ringed Salreu, Aveiro, Portugal 02/10/2015
Re-encountered Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 07/05/2021 2044 days 1298 km NNE
and two others had been ringed in France
Several of the group are still catching Siskins in our gardens, a mix of local breeders and those on their way back to breeding areas illustrated by the following movements...
Ringed Boncath, Pembrokeshire 20/03/2021
Re-encountered Ballater, Aberdeenshire 15/05/2021 56 days 569km N Grampian Ringing Group
Ringed Crynant, Neath 22/05/2021
Re-encountered Clarbeston Road, Pembs 29/05/2021 7 days 79km W Gower Ringing Group
Some details of controls and recoveries of other species received this month...
Ringed near Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire 16/01/2020
Shot Vokhtoma, Kostroma O, Russian Federation 06/05/2021 476 days 3080 km ENE
Ringed Llandilo, Pembs 28/04/2020
Re-encountered Dolbont, Pembs 06/04/2021 343 days 12 km N
Interesting movement across the Preseli Hills
You might have noticed that the maps in this blog look different to our usual Google Earth images. Many thanks to Stephen Vickers for creating the new, easy to use mapping tool.
The garden CES in Llechryd is continuing this year. As ringing has been carried out there since 2008 a lot of old birds are turning up. This Dunnock was ringed in 2013 and not seen since. Although not a UK longevity record it looks like it might be the most number of years since ringing of a Dunnock in Wales.
Not many juveniles have been ringed yet, just a Robin and Dunnocks. Blue Tits are already being seen in post-breeding moult.
If you missed Andy's interesting post about progress with his House Sparrow RAS it is worth a read
The main activity of several group members in May and June is nest box monitoring. Details of results to follow in a blog post once the breeding season has finished.
|One of Andrew's nest boxes in Ffos Las|
Initial comments have been that several boxes failed with high mortality prior to fledging in the stormy weather.