Thursday, 29 June 2017

CES at WWT Llanelli 2017



We have completed the first 6 sessions of the Constant Effort Site  (CES) at WWT Llanelli. Numbers are down a little over last year at 142 whereas we had 162 by this time in 2016. However we were pleased to catch 2 Willow tits this year, an adult and  a juvenile together which indicates breeding on the site for this Red Listed species. The adult had been caught earlier in the year during winter ringing in the same area.



The totals caught so far are:
Species
New
Retrap
Total
Wren
5
7
12
Dunnock
16
8
24
Robin
12
7
19
Blackbird
4
10
14
Song thrush
4
1
5
Blackcap
6
2
8
Chiffchaff
17
1
18
Goldcrest
0
2
2
Long-tailed tit
7
7
14
Willow tit
1
1
2
Blue tit
4
2
6
Great tit
2
3
5
Treecreeper
2
0
2
Bullfinch
4
7
11




Totals
84
58
142

Other notable highlights were 11 juvenile Chiffchaffs and 2 juvenile Treecreepers on visit 5.

Thanks to Paul Aubrey, Olivia Pargeter, Sammy-jo Pengelly, Valerie Wilson and Wendy Hall for their contributions to the ringing sessions.


Heather Coats

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