Fredag den 25 juli 2014

Lesser Whitethroat by Antoine

Staff: Kieran, Carlos, Bruno, Helena, Hannes and Antoine

 

Weather: A  nice day with a slight breeze (1.5m/s), very sunny with no clouds. Temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius after the morning cold.

 

CES-ringing: The first day of the season at Ässon today went very steadily with a constant stream of birds, tailing off towards the end. The highlight came in the form of the first Lesser Whitethroat of the season, hopefully a lot more to come.

 

A summary of today’s catch is as follows:

 

 

Species                                new                retrap             total

 

Great Tit                              11                  0                    11                 

 

Garden Warbler                   2                    0                    2

 

Nuthatch                              2                    0                    2

 

Sedge Warbler                     38                  1                    39

 

Reed Warbler                      25                  2                    27

 

Willow Warbler                   20                  0                    20

 

Robin                                   4                    0                    4

 

Reed Bunting                           25                  0                    25

 

Blue Tit                                38                  0                    38

 

Lesser Whitethroat               1                    0                    1

 

Marsh Warbler                    1                    0                    1

 

Swallow                               2                    0                    2

 

White Wagtail                      4                    0                    4

 

Goldrest                               1                    0                    1

 

Pied Flycatcher                    1                    0                    1

 

Sum:                                   175                3                    178

 

A total of 178birds including just 3 retraps, probably due to us just starting at the site this year. However there was one more significant retrap involving a Belgian ringed Reed Warbler, a very scruffy 2cy+ bird.

 

The afternoon consisted of mostly data input, especially for myself as I had a lie in due to my injured arm.

 

Until tomorrow,

 

KLE