Monday, 7 May 2012

Attenborough CES visit 1, Sunday 6 May

Duncan, Nick, Mick P, Gary and I completed the first CES visit of the year in perfect weather conditions. Unfortunately the last few weeks of poor weather meant we arrived on site to find 8 of the 10 net rides under water and only two of us had wellies on! Duncan made a dash back to his car to change his footwear and give us an extra hand with the 'wet' nets. We caught a new Cetti's whilst erecting the long line of nets and later had a Woodpigeon and Sparrowhawk bounce from that line. All in all a good start.

The total catch was 40, including 5 retraps, made up of (new/retrap): Woodpigeon 1/0, Wren 2/0, Dunnock 2/0, Robin 2/0, Blackbird 2/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Cetti's Warbler 1/0, Garden Warbler 1/1, Blackcap 4/0, Chiffchaff 3/1, Goldcrest 2/0, Long-tailed Tit 2/1, Willow Tit 1/0, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 3/1, Treecreeper 1/0, Bullfinch 6/1. The Garden Warbler retrap was a bird ringed on the CES in 2008 and surprisingly not caught again until yesterday.


 Cetti's Warbler (GHG)

 Garden Warbler (GHG)

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