Sunday 2 October 2022

October brings Firecrest and Redwing

A look back at September follows below, as October starts with a Firecrest and the first Redwing of the autumn.


This Firecrest was  ringed on the Teifi Marshes at our Pembrokeshire site near the river viewpoint. Earlier in the morning we had caught the first Redwing adding to the autumnal mix of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.


Three new Cetti's Warblers added to the four ringed last month. 

On the 21st September a Cetti's Warbler was caught that had been ringed at Penclacwydd, the Llanelli Wetland Centre, during a Gower Ringing Group CES session. This illustrates the juvenile dispersal that takes place after fledging.

Cetti's Warbler     AJT2276 

Ringed Penclacwydd, Carmarthenshire  20/06/2022 Gower Ringing Group

Re-encountered Teifi Marshes   21/09/2022   93 days 60km NW.

The table shows the September totals and reflects how our ringing moves from the reedbeds and into the scrub.

September totals

Of note in the September totals are the good number of Linnets being ringed at a potential new site for a Linnet RAS.

Andy has written a summary of his House Sparrow RAS for 2022

Nest records for the Group are now complete. 110 nests of various species including Dipper, Pied Flycatcher, Swallows and House Sparrows.

Some controls and recoveries received this month...

Lesser Redpoll    AKN4986

Ringed  Whixall & Fenn's Mosses, Shrops 07/10/2020 Shropshire Ringing Group

Re-encountered Cors Caron, Ceredigion 03/09/2022 696 days 109km SW

Reed Warbler     APR3800

Ringed  Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 29/07/2022

Re-encountered Litlington, East Sussex 26/08/2022 28 days 363km ESE Cuckmere Ringing Group

Chiffchaff    LTC041

Ringed  Cors Caron, Ceredigion 29/06/2022

Re-encountered Rhostryfan, Caernarfon 02/09/2022 65 days 97 km NNW A Stratford

(Wendy J and Rich D)