Kevin was in bright and early again on Saturday morning to go bird ringing and sent through this report:
“Our Eighth CES session was a bit disappointing as we could only manage 18 birds. A combination of strong sunlight and a breezy wind kept birds away from our nets. However, we did manage 1 or 2 interesting species: 2 juvenile Starlings were trapped as they left their overnight roost on Mockbeggar Lake and a ringing first for Blashford Lakes was a juvenile Cetti’s Warbler.
There was some conjecture as to the origin of this bird – possibly from the pair at Ivy Lake or maybe a dispersing bird from the many territories along the Avon Valley. Our totals were:-
Reed Warbler 5 (No juveniles!)
Garden Warbler 1
Cetti’s Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 1
Thanks to Brenda, Jenny, Martin, Chris and Kevin for their help.”
We have also received information back from birds caught this year at Blashford that had been previously ringed elsewhere. This included a reed warbler that was ringed in West Bexington, Dorset in July 2010.