Sunday, 5 June 2011

C.E.S. No2 14th May 2011

Today was the first C.E.S. (Constant Effort Site) session of the year and the result was not exactly encouraging but wasn't the worst ever. Other nets were also run at Aylmer Avenue at the same time. The day ended with 29 birds processed including 9 New and 20 Retraps.

  The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (0/1) Wren, (0/1) Dunnock, (0/2) Blackbird, (1/0) Reed Warbler, (1/3) Lesser Whitethroat, (2/6) Whitethroat, (3/0) Blackcap, (1/0) Chiffchaff, (0/2) Willow Warbler, (1/1) Long Tailed Tit, (0/1) Coal Tit, (0/1) Blue Tit and (0/2) Great Tit.

  The C.E.S. session caught 9 birds of 7 species. When compared to session one last year, which included 16 birds of 7 species, it would not seem to be so good but it is still early days, we shall have to wait and see how the breeding season pans out. Notable absenses this year so far are Robin and Dunnock!

 Also reported on the 14th May 2011 were -

x8 Gannet
Great Crested Grebe
x18 Brent Goose
x22 Common Eider
x2 Common Tern
x8 Little Egret
x2 Little Ringed Plover
x28 Avocet
x75 Sanderling
x200 Grey Plover
Temminck's Stint
Spotted Flycather
Turtle Doves
Yellow Wagtail
x72 Swallow
x36 Swift (South)
Spotted Flycatcher
x4 Reed Warbler
x2 Sedge Warbler

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