Posts Tagged ‘lesser whitethroat’

…on the 17th April. A clear bright morning with a light WNW breeze.

A modest 31 birds processed with a 14/17 new/retrap split and a good number of species caught including:

  • 8 Blackcap
  • 2 Willow warbler
  • 1  Whitethroat
  • 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • 1 Sedge warbler
  • 1 Chiffchaff
  • 3 Song thrush
  • 6 Dunnock
  • 5 Long-tailed tit
  • 2 Robin
  • 1 Blue tit


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…ringed on Saturday!

9 ringers turned up for this session which was delayed by the weather for 30 minutes. We finally set the nets up around 0700, we put them up in a different location close to the normal CES site as we already had a CES compliant catch from last week. We started catching bird 30 minutes later. There was some concern early on as there didn’t seem to be many birds flying about but our concerns where soon allayed, from 0830 the birds where filling the nets at a rate of 20-30 per visit , I was ringing birds none stop for 3 hours and did a session best of 28!

  1. White (Whitethroat) x7
  2. Bluti (Blue tit) x1
  3. Blaca (Blackcap) x6
  4. Chiff (Chiffchaff) x5
  5. Sonth (Song Thrush) x1
  6. Garwa (Garden Warbler) x5
  7. Sedwa (Sedge Warbler) x1
  8. Robin x1
  9. Leswh (Lesser Whitethroat) x1

No new species for me this week.

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…up doing one of the two planned sessions this weekend, I was able to do CES 8 on Saturday but due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to go to my favorite site (so far) on Sunday, which is a real shame as this session only happens once a month.

So back to Saturday, there was a light rain at home when I set off at 05:05 which was not predicted according to the weather forecast from the previous night but this stopped about 10 minutes into my journey, however there was still a lot of dark cloud in the sky and by the time I arrived on site at 05:25 it had started to rain again. The rest of the team arrived and we ended up waiting for 30 minutes for the rain to stop. Despite the initial delay we actually only started the CES 20 minutes late.

I had a session best total this week ringing 26 birds including 3 new species and my first AA rings. The new species where Wilwa (Willow Warbler) x2, a Chiff (Chiffchaff) and a Leswh (Lesser Whiethroat) the others included

  1. White (Whitethroat) x10
  2. Dunno (Dunnock) x2
  3. Blabi (Blackbird) x1
  4. Garwa (Garden Warbler) x3
  5. Blaca (Blackcap) x3
  6. Robin x2
  7. Greti (Great tit) x1

We made up the 20 minutes at the end of the session finishing at 12:20, we set down and headed off to the car park and home. 

The attached photograph is a Sedwa (Sedge Warbler) another of the birds ringed by us today.

Sedge Warbler

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