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.

Photo: Sedge Warbler © Sue & Julian Limentani

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Ringing Report 11 – 12 April 2024

The weather was warmer than it had been but mostly overcast, there was a breeze on the second day. The ground was starting to dry out on top but was still squidgy in places following the floods.

The Sparrowhawk was a first year female so probably not breeding yet. It had a much extended crop from a recent meal.

The Cetti’s Warbler was ringed on the Island in November 2022 as a juvenile. One has not been seen or heard for over a year, so hopefully this male will attract a mate.

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