Ringing Report 16 May 2024

The weather was overcast until about 9am when it started to drizzle and made netting impossible. The ground remains very wet and the rain was standing on the ground and not soaking in.

The catch was made in five nets. It was not large but contained five Reed Warblers, two of which were ringed in the Island in May last year. There are at least six pairs of Reed Warblers along the riverside and in the reed bed and more along the Backwater. A Cuckoo was singing close to the reed bed looking for possible nests to use.

There were a number of juvenile birds including the adults and young Great Tits of box 22. There were also young Robins and a Long-tailed Tit.

Not many insects were seen but there was one queen Hornet.

Sedge Warbler Photo: J & S Limentani