Saturday, 22 August 2009

CES 22nd August at Priory

Today's jaunt was either the last (visit 12) or an additional visit - all depending on next weekend's weather! [It turned out to be an additional visit B] All the birds were caught between 06:30 and 09:30, although the nets remained up for another 2 1/2 hours. The sun was out all the time and the temperature climbed from 9C to 22C.

The bulk of the birds were Blackbirds, 8 in all; 1 adult r/t (male born 2006), the rest juvs and only the retraps in PJ moult, the new ones were most likely a brood fresh out. No retrapped Blackcaps but only one with any fat loading (3.5 ESF). Best bird - either the 3JP Treecreeper or the 3O Willow Warbler [we don't get alot of these two spp.]. The only other adult caught was our 2005 male Dunnock, R986666 - that's easy to remember!

Tally - Wren 1, Dunno (1), Robin (1), Blabi 4 (4), Sonth 1, White (1), Blaca 5, Chiff 1, Wilwa 1, Treec 1. We'll see what next week brings.

One of our ringed Garden Warblers was feeding on the Elderberries just outside the area.

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