First CES of 2012

Monday, May 7th 2012

Calls of cows, cockerels, Pheasant and Greylag Geese met the bird ringers at 0530, on the first Day of the 20th CES (Constant Effort Site).  As the nets were put up so Song Thrush, Curlew, Chaffinch and Willow Warbler were amongst those joining the chorus.

Over 190 birds were processed including summer migrants, Willow Warbler (34), Chiffchaff and Blackcap.  Our resident birds also made an appearance. Some retrapped Blue Tits were over 5 year old and a Chaffinch was over 7 years old.

This female Grey Wagtail, possibly the one sighted yesterday, was ringed.

Grey Wagtail

Wood Anemones have spent several days hanging their heads but as the sun rose so their petals opened.

Open Wood Anemone

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