Tuesday 6 November 2018

Cetti's Warblers return

At the Group's ringing session yesterday 41 birds were caught of 11 species. These included: Great Tit 3; Dunnock 5; Blue Tit 13; Reed Bunting 3 (see photo); Blackcap 1; Cetti's Warbler 4 (see photo); Chaffinch 1; Goldfinch 8; Robin 1; Wren 1; Blackbird 1. The highlight of these were the four Cetti's Warblers that had deserted us this summer, Hopefully some will stay over the winter and nest in the following spring. The Reed Buntings, all males, looked splendid in winter plumage.

Male Reed Bunting in winter plumage (Photo Mark Wills)

One of the Cetti's Warblers (Photo Mike Tyler)