17 May 2016

Back in the reedbed

The settled weather gave us the chance to get back into the reedbed at Gunwalloe for our second CES visit. It was a bit windier than forecast, but that's Cornwall for you! The session ended with just 17 birds, which is average of 23 for this visit below the (lowest is 15 in 2014 and highest is 33 in 2011).

As per normal the catch was dominated by Reed Warblers, including two birds ringed in 2013. But the oldest birds caught were both ringed back in 2011: a Cetti's Warbler and a Blue Tit. Whilst the latter had been recaught in 2012 and 2013, the Cetti's had avoided recapture since ringing!

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