Sunday, 30 August 2015

A Surprise for CES 12 at WWT



When a CES project has been going for 14 years, the ringers have a good idea about what species will turn up in the nets. Therefore it was a surprise to have a juvenile male Green woodpecker for CES 12 on Saturday 30th August! We had heard them on previous sessions but didn't expect to catch one. More predictable were adult Chiff chaffs in wing moult, getting ready for their migration to North Africa. Although numbers were low, the ratio of adults to young birds (5/12) continue to show that it has been a good breeding season.


SPECIES
NEW
RETRAP
TOTAL
Blackcap
2

2
Blackbird

1
1
Blue tit

1
1
Bullfinch

1
1
Cetti's warbler
1

1
Chiff chaff
3

3
Dunnock

1
1
Green woodpecker
1

1
Robin

1
1
Treecreeper
1

1
Wren

4
4
Total
8
9
17


The Cetti's warbler was the sixth new bird of this species for this year and the fourth juvenile.
 We watched dragonflies between net rounds.

Cetti's Warbler

Chiffchaff

Migrant Hawker

Thanks to Paul Aubrey for his assistance, company and photographs.


                                                                                                                 Heather Coats

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