Sunday 21 June 2015

Summer bumper catch

Yesterday the Group held one of its regular mist netting sessions hoping catch any juvenile birds making their way over the marshes. The morning started very well with many birds in the nets, but this trend went on until after midday to the surprise and enjoyment of ringers present. The tally was a surprising 86 birds of 16 species, with only nine retraps, one of those a Reed Warbler from several years ago.

The species caught were: Robin 4; Dunnock 7; Goldfinch 6; Blue Tit 9; Great Tit 9; Kingfisher 3; Chaffinch 8; Chiffchaff 11; Cetti's Warbler 2; Blackbird 9; Reed Warbler 3; Blackcap 6; Wren 1; Goldcrest 1; Long-tailed Tit 6 and a surprise Treecreeper.