Tuesday, 24 May 2016

CES 3 at WWT



On what turned out to be a cold morning, the third Constant Effort Site (CES) session took place on Monday 23rd May. We caught our first juvenile Robins of the season which were all a healthy weight.

The most interesting bird was an adult male Blackcap which had been ringed here on 11th  May 2011 and was aged as a bird which had been fledged in 2010. It is good to see that it made it back to breed again. 

The Reed warbler was unexpected as the site is scrub and quite a distance from the reed beds.


Species
New
Re-trap
Total
Robin
4
1
5
Blackbird
1
1
2
Song thrush
1
0
1
Treecreeper
0
1
1
Blackcap
0
1
1
Long tailed tit
1
0
1
Chiff chaff
1
0
1
Great tit
0
2
2
Goldcrest
0
1
1
Reed warbler
1
0
1
Totals
9
7
16


I was joined today by Paul Aubrey and Phil Mead.  My thanks for their help and company.



Heather Coats

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