The sixth and final CES session for 2015 was carried out on Saturday. The forecast was good for Saturday but poor for Sunday and for once it was correct, the session was held in dry, calm and sunny conditions. The warm sun may not have helped us catch birds but it certainly kept the mosquitoes at bay. The team this week was Gary, Duncan, Alex, Tom and myself.
Another decent catch but still not many warblers and other than a single Reed Warbler there were no other juvenile warblers. Wrens, however, seem to be having a great season with 8 caught on this visit.
Total catch was (new/retrap) 36/8 made up of: Blackbird 0/1, Dunnock 0/1, Wren 6/2, Robin 4/0, Blackcap 6/2, Reed Warbler 4/0, Chiffchaff 1/1, Blue Tit 2/1, Great Tit 3/0, Bullfinch 10/0. The retraps were all relatively recent, the oldest being a Blackbird and Blackcap from 2012.