Sunday, 10 July 2011

C.E.S. No4 7th June 2011

Mick Briggs was unable to complete the C.E.S. this weekend just gone due to the inclement weather and so today George managed to save the day and get it done instead. At the same time Mike Polling was ringing over at the Feeding Station. The combined result for the day was an impressive 80 birds processed including 50 New birds and 30 Retraps.
  The high numbers were undoubtedly due to there suddenly being a glut of new juveniles fresh out of nests around the reserve.

  The days catch was made up thus (New/Retraps) - (0/1) Great Spotted Woodpecker, (2/0) Swallow, (5/1) Dunnock, (1/1) Robin, (1/0) Sedge Warbler, (1/0) Reed Warbler, (1/2) Lesser Whitethroat, (1/10) Whitethroat, (0/1) Blackcap, (0/1) Willow Warbler, (7/1) Long Tailed Tit, (5/0) Coal Tit, (11/1) Blue Tit, (5/3) Great Tit, (4/5) Chaffinch, (4/3) Greenfinch and (2/0) Linnet.

  The highlight of the day was an amazing 5 New Coal Tit in one day! Clearly proving breeding on the reserve somewhere close to the netting area, I would suggest in the pines around Aylmer Avenue where they have been heard regularly through the summer.

  Well done Mike for the days ringing and Well done George for keeping the C.E.S. on track when the weather had, it would seem beaten Mick for the first time in 3 years!

  Also Reported on the 7th June 2011 were -

x1 Long Tailed Duck (Mere)
x1 Ruddy Shelduck
x1 Mediterranean Gull
x1 Glaucous Gull
x1 Yellow Legged Gull
x1 Red Kite
x1 Black Redstart
x1 Cuckoo
x1 Turtle Dove
1 of 5 Juvenile Coal Tits ringed on 7th June 2011.
Photo - George Gregory

Long Tailed Tit ringed on the 7th June 2011.
Photo - George Gregory

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