We anticipate our passage of Sedge Warblers to pick up from now - timely, as we caught 29 yesterday in the Teifi Marshes.
Chris is progressing with his Linnet project- likely to become a RAS, currently weekly Whoosh netting.
We took the Curlew nets down on the 27th of March. Disappointing not be able to make a catch of Curlew due to wind, rain, tides and floods. As the new reed rapidly grows, this open habitat is great for feeding Wagtails snd Warblers around the edge.
Our 1st Sedge Warbler was caught on the 25th April
Our 1st Reed Warbler was caught on the 26th April, which surprisingly wasn't a returning ringed bird. A high percentage of early returning birds are carrying our rings from previous years.
We have caught 44 White Wagtails this Spring, passage is coming to an end, with most birds carrying some fat for their continuing journey to Iceland.
This Lesser Whitethroat was caught on the 29th April...also our 1st Grasshopper Warbler of the year ringed on the 29th.
Nest recording has now started with several of the Group visiting their sites. Here Hannah with Wendy in Pengelli checking boxes for the very long standing Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Pied Flycatcher project
Andrew has been busy, mainly with Dippers at the moment. His work takes him to some picturesque hidden bridges and old industrial sites.
Ringed Silutes, Lithuania 17/06/2022
Re-encountered (ring read at a garden feeder by Andy) Bancyffordd, Carms 04/03/2023 260 days 1718km WSW
|Starling from Lithuania
Although this is a 2022 record, news of this Reed Warbler re-encountered in France has just been received.
Reed Warbler ABY0030
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 11/07/2022
|Reed Warbler to France