The catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (2/0) Wren, (1/0) Blackcap, (7/0) Chiffchaff and (4/1) Goldcrest.
The Chiffchaff total for the year is now starting to build up slowly as is the Goldcrest total. Will it be another "classic" Goldcrest year? You would think not with the two severe winters that we have just experienced but at Gib, a large number of the Goldcrests that we catch during the Autumn are actually continental migrants and there is a "lot" of continent from which they can come from!
Also reported on the 20th September 2011 were -
x1 Curlew Sandpiper
x2 Artic Tern
x2 Black Tern
x40 House Martin (South)
x14 Tree Sparrow
|Will this be a "Classic" Goldcrest Year?|
Only time will tell - fingers crossed...
Library Photo - Mick Briggs