Sunday, 21 August 2011

C.E.S. No9 31st Jul 2011

Double effort day today with Mick Briggs and Dave Vincent completing the 9th C.E.S. visit whilst George was also ringing over at the Observatory. The result for the day was an impressive 112 birds processed including 77 New birds and 35 Retraps.

  The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (3/0) Swallow, (4/0) Wren, (1/2) Dunnock, (1/0) Robin, (2/0) Reed Warbler, (5/1) Lesser Whitethroat, (10/3) Whitethroat, (7/0) Blackcap, (1/0) Chiffchaff, (17/2) Willow Warbler, (1/0) Goldcrest, (0/8) Long Tailed Tit, (11/2) Blue Tit, (4/10) Great Tit, (0/1) Magpie, (7/5) Chaffinch, (2/1) Greenfinch and (1/0) Linnet.

The Goldcrest was the first of the Summer, being a very young bird seemingly proving breeding on or very close to the Reserve. The Magpie was the fourth to be ringed on the Reserve this year.

  In the afternoon Lynda and Mick Briggs accompanied by Dave Vincent Brushcut and raked all of the net rides through the C.E.S. enclosure at Aylmer Avenue. This was following on from many afternoons and most of Saturday spent pulling Wragwort from both the C.E.S. enclosure and the Aylmer Clearing enclosure.
  After toilling all afternoon and late into the evening, there was still all of the front of Aylmer to Brushcut at a later date!

C.E.S. net ride before brush cutting on the 31st July 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs
The same net ride after brush cutting on the 31st July 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs

C.E.S. net ride before brush cutting on the 31st July 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs

The same net ride after brush cutting on 31st July 2011.
Photo - Mick Briggs

The brush cutting ringer Mick Briggs about to start work on the 31st July 2011.
Photo - Lynda Briggs

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