Sunday, 15 May 2016

CES 2 at WWT Llanelli



The second Constant Effort Site(CES) session took place on Friday 13th May. The number of birds ringed was down on the first session, however, we had some interesting captures.

There were two new Bullfinches bringing the year total to eight, and of the four Song thrushes only one was a retrap, from last year. It was interesting to trap an adult Lesser whitethroat again this year following one in each of the last two years.

The Green woodpecker was only the second of this species caught here.

Species
New
Re-trap
Total
Robin
0
2
2
Wren
0
1
1
Dunnock
2
1
3
Song thrush
3
1
4
Blackcap
1
0
1
Green woodpecker
1
0
1
Bullfinch
2
2
4
Great tit
0
1
1
Lesser whitethroat
1
0
1
Totals
10
8
18















Lesser whitethroat

Bullfinch

Green woodpecker


I was joined today by Paul Aubrey, Phil Mead, Dan Rouse and Sammy-jo Pengelly. Dan was able to ring 3 Great tit chicks in a nearby nest box as part of the project to monitor nests on the reserve. 

All photographs by Paul Aubrey.

My thanks for everyone's help.

                                                                                                                             Heather Coats 






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