|We couldn't find a photo of adult/juvenile Sedge Warblers side by side,|
so this wing shot of will have to suffice,
but the difference in wear on the flight feathers is obvious,
hence these birds are easy to age
|2013||8% (198)||7% (215)|
|2014||12% (87)||8% (657)|
|2015||24% (128)||15% (907)|
From this cursory glance at the data it looks like we were in fact correct, with a much higher percentage of adults in our catch this autumn. Why this might be is a bit of a mystery and it'll be interesting to see how this compares to other sites in the southwest and beyond.