The third CES visit of the season was carried out on Sunday. The forecast was not good and it started to rain as we were putting up the first net but it lasted only five minutes leaving calm and overcast conditions for the rest of the session.
The team this week was Gary, Duncan, Tom, Linda and myself. Another decent catch but still not many warblers, although we did get the first Cetti’s of the year.
Total catch was 45 (25 new/20 retrap) made up of: Blackbird 2/0, Song Thrush 1/0, Dunnock 1/4, Wren 3/0, Robin 2/0, Blackcap 4/1, Reed Warbler 1/2, Cetti’s Warbler 1/0, Chiffchaff 1/4, Blue Tit 1/0, Great Tit 2/3, Long-tailed Tit 3/3, Bullfinch 1/1, Greenfinch 2/0, Treecreeper 0/2.
The retraps were all relatively recent, the oldest being a Reed Warbler from 2013.