Saturday, August 15, 2009

CES v.11 - Another good day!

A cracking mornings ringing for the 11th session of this year's CES programme. It was a shame that all bar 5 birds came in the first 3 hours - we would have liked it to have carried on right through. [By contrast - it got better in the second half last week at The Thorns]. The weather wasn't '3-bad', but it would have been nicer if the wind had been lighter. On the other hand, perhaps the wind helped today, because it did drop off somewhat in the second half.

Top birds - Blackcap, Goldfinch & Song Thrush.

Totals were: Wren 2, Dunnock 1 (1), Robin 4 (1), Blackbird 2 (2), Song Thrush 4, Reed W. 1, Whitethroat 1, Garden W 3, Blackcap 8, Chiff 2, Willow W. 4, Blue Tit 1, Great Tit 2, Goldfinch 6.
Of the 45 birds, 41 were juveniles (2 r/t) and the other 4 were obviously adults with 2 r/t.

A Blackbird was first ringed as a 1CY in 2004 and a male Dunnock in 2005