Tuesday, 30 May 2017

CES Visit 3 21/05/2017

I must admit it was a slight struggle when the alarm went off at 04:15 this morning, I suppose in comparison to some CES this might be regarded as a long lay in. 3 of us completed this visit. Again no surprise our first round of the day produced 3 birds Robin, Blackcap and a bird that hasn't let us down so far for being caught on the first round, Chiffchaff, a returning female that had been aged and ringed as an adult on visit 2 in May 2016.

Our lowest catch so far this season with 26 birds caught, in terms of birds caught this visit equaled what we had caught in 2016.

Although not too busy with the amount of birds we were catching in the nets, in between rounds we were kept occupied with ringing broods of chicks in our on site nest boxes.

In between net rounds

Species Total Retraps
Blackbird 4 2
Blackcap 3

Blue Tit 1 1
Chiffchaff 3 3
Coal Tit 1 1
Dunnock 2 1
Goldcrest 1 1
Robin 4 3
Willow Warbler 2 1
Whitethroat 4 2
Wren 1 1
11 Species 26 16

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