Saturday, 19 July 2014

CES 8 at WWT - 15th July

Charlie Sargent joined me to do the CES at the National Wetland Centre Wales .
The weather was calm with some cloud cover. We had 27 birds and 22 of these were juvenile birds which is an improvement on last year so the breeding season appears to have been better this year.  Most birds were caught before 10 am however ringing continued as usual until 12 noon.
The site usually holds good numbers of Wrens and this session was no exception with a total of 10. However the numbers of migrant species such as Blackcap and Chiff chaff are low for this time of year.

The totals caught are shown below:

Species
New bird
Retrap
Wren
8
2
Dunnock
3
3
Blackbird
1
3
Robin
1
3
Blackcap
2
1
Blue tit

1
Bullfinch
1

Chiff chaff
1

Totals
17
10

We were pleased that our valued helper, Wendy Hall, was able to join us later in the morning.

Heather Coats

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