Thursday, 17 April 2014

Kilpaison today

A lovely calm and slightly overcast morning enabled us to open up all the nets here and we caught around 70 birds including 4 Cetti's Warblers (2 retraps_ and 18 Blackcaps perhaps signifying a significant fall overnight. 
A steady trickle of Chiffchaffs included a control from the French scheme and there were retraps of both Chiffchaff and Blackcap from last year. As usual a number of Bullfinch were ringed and five Goldfinch.
There were at least 3 singing Cetti's (perhaps 4) and four or five Lesser Whitethroat singing in the scrubby patches although none were caught. This site is excellent for Lesser Whitethroat and Bullfinch.