October started with 2 Firecrests on the Teifi Marshes. This added to the good start for autumn at Ty Rhyg plantation where 4 Firecrests were ringed last month.
On Saturday 7th October, the east coast saw a big arrival of migrants, in particular, thousands of Redwing. They soon moved on and within a couple of days an increasing number were being counted in Wales.
In Wendy's young woodland in Llechryd, 15 were ringed that morning and one was caught with a Brussels ring.
Also this week, a Redwing was retrapped in the same net as last October.
Considering the number of Redwing passing through at the moment it was quite a surprise to retrap one a year later, a site faithful migrant.
Details have been submitted and ringing details are awaited.
A look at Group totals for the 6 weeks from the beginning of September to the 11th October
Several reports recently from the BTO of birds subsequently encountered...
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Pembs 28/08/2023
Re-encountered Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset 23/09/2023 26 days, 232km SE
Ringed Hollesley Heath, Suffolk 12/09/2022
Re-encountered St Nicholas, Pembs 23/09/2023 376 days 445km W
Sedge Warbler AE65577
Ringed Cors Caron, Ceredigion 28/05/2022
Re-encountered Gibraltar Point, Lincs 07/10/2023 497 days 303km ENE
|Movements of the above birds