Monday, 27 March 2023

Flat calm weather and full sun made for a rather nice change from the constant windy and wet weather last week. Nets were opened at both Nant and Cristin during the morning and again at Nant in the afternoon. This produced a total of 125 new Goldcrests (with around 286 on the Island as a whole) and as a result we have now ringed more Goldcrests this year than the whole of last year. The highlight however, as a Treecreeper caught at Cristin after no records last year this was slightly unexpected. Also ringed today included three Willow Warblers, a Blackcap, three Robins and 44 Chiffchaffs.

Treecreeper © Steve Stansfield

Elsewhere, the first Swallow of the year went through the Wetlands, a Collared Dove was at Cristin and a White Wagtail was on Solfach. 

Shelduck © Ed Betteridge

After dark, two Snipe were trapped in the Wetlands, one of which was originally ringed in October 2017 as a first year bird making it 6 years old!

Snipe © Ed Betteridge

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