April 2024

April still saw us held back by plenty of wind and showers, however the ringing team still managed to complete 11 sessions at 3 different sites.

We held our session to prepare our Constant effort Site (CES), which entailed checking all our rides and path and ensuring our equipment was all present and in good order. We had a brief ringing session at the same time so we could check our nets were ok for the season. We caught a few returning warblers – 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler.

Over the month we caught 116 birds of which 89 were new and 27 retraps.

There was definitely a finch theme with the following being ringed:

20 Goldfinch

16 Siskin

16 Greenfinch

5 Chaffinch

1 Brambling

April also saw the start of our warblers arriving with 11 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warblers being ringed.