Thursday, 20 August 2015

Less birds allows more time for scoring.

CES 11 at WWT Llanelli

           The weather was good for ringing on Monday - overcast and calm - however we had the smallest catch this season at 23 birds. The total for the year is still up on last year. Once again we had more juvenile birds (18) than adults (5) but not so many of the migrant species as last session.

SPECIES
NEW
RETRAP
TOTAL
Song thrush
1

1
Robin

2
2
Dunnock
1

1
Great tit
3
2
5
Blue tit
1

1
Long-tailed tit
2

2
Wren
1
1
2
Blackcap
2
1
3
Chiff chaff
4

4
Bullfinch
1
1
2
Total
16
7
23

                     There was time to look closely at wing moult and practice moult scores!
                     
              My thanks to Paul Aubrey, Phil Mead and Dan Rouse for company and assistance.


                                                                                       Heather Coats

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