Friday, 10 July 2015

Another record!

The last session was very fruitful with over 90 birds caught and processed, but yet today proved even better. The Group have exceeded the 100 total mark with 107 birds of 17 species.  Only 21 were retraps from previous sessions; species trapped included:

Kingfisher 1; Blackbird 7; Blue Tit 15; Great Tit 17; Sedge Warbler 8; Reed Warbler 5; Greenfinch 20; Cetti's warbler 3; Long-tailed Tit 1; Chiffchaff 7; Robin 8; Wren 1; Blackcap 2; Goldfinch 6; Chaffinch 4; Treecreeper 1 Wood Pigeon 1.

The three Cetti's Warblers were juveniles, which is assumed bred on the Wetlands. Certainly a female with a brood patch had been caught earlier. This is good news as there have been no reports of breeding for a few years.

Hopefully the rest of the summer and autumn will continue with good and varied catches.