Friday, 3 January 2014

Oxwich Marsh Annual Ringing Total 2013

In 2013 ringing was undertaken at Oxwich Marsh for the first time since 2010.  It was a good year, with over 800 new birds captured, and several re-traps of birds in excess of three years of age.  Highlights included a young male kingfisher, Cetti's and grasshopper warblers, good numbers of reed and sedge warblers, and the only semi-rarity of the year, a firecrest in mid-November.  A breakdown of birds trapped at the site is below.

Birds caught at Oxwich Marsh in 2013


Species
Ringed
Re-trapped
Total
Kingfisher
1
0
1
Great Spotted Woodpecker
3
0
3
Swallow
23
0
23
Meadow Pipit
8
0
8
Wren
40
19
59
Dunnock
16
19
35
Robin
24
15
39
Blackbird
14
6
20
Song Thrush
5
0
5
Cetti's Warbler
10
8
18
Grasshopper Warbler
2
0
2
Sedge Warbler
61
4
65
Reed Warbler
112
12
124
Whitethroat
17
5
22
Blackcap
51
1
52
Chiffchaff
43
0
43
Willow Warbler
22
4
26
Goldcrest
20
0
20
Firecrest
1
0
1
Long-tailed Tit
16
7
23
Blue Tit
218
99
317
Great Tit
32
36
68
Treecreeper
2
0
2
Magpie
1
0
1
Chaffinch
30
1
31
Greenfinch
3
0
3
Goldfinch
3
0
3
Bullfinch
17
4
21
Reed Bunting
36
6
42
Total:
831
246
1077

A copy of the 2013 ringing report for the site can be found using this link http://ow.ly/sqwbP.

Owain Gabb
03/01/14.

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