Returning Warblers from April 9th to April 19th
The first Sedge Warbler was ringed on 13th April with another during the following week, we have now caught 8.
|Sedge Warbler at Mallard pond|
The first three Reed Warblers back, caught on 19th April were ringed in previous years, but two are amazing in the lack of subsequent encounters..
S161817 ringed in August 2016 and not seen since
ABE2128 ringed May 2019 and seen in May 2020 and 21
AHA3217 ringed Aug 2017 and not seen since
Are these 2 or 3 birds site faithful stopover migrants ? We do have birds of some species that we suspect of this .... eg White Wagtails and Sedge Warblers. It is difficult to believe that during several breeding seasons we have missed these birds. We do ring quite regularly until July and intensively from July until October..
Other Warbler totals for 9-19th April
Willow Warbler...22 new
Blackcap.... 12 new
Grasshopper Warbler ... 2 new
Rich D and Wendy J