|Chiffchaff. This is usually the most numerous warbler in September by some margin with peak numbers moving through in the second half of the month.|
|This is the control female Goldcrest, HKK205. The details have been submitted to the BTO and I should get the recovery report with details of the ringing location fairly quickly.|
|Six Willow Warblers is a good number for the date.|
|The cold spring and unsettled summer may have also resulted in a poor breeding season for Meadow Pipits.|
|It certainly looks like there is going to be a major irruptive movement of Redpolls this autumn. It has been on the cards for some time and judging by the early and large scale movement of Siskins it could be a whopper.|
Ringing totals (controls/retraps in brackets) were: Swallow 1; Meadow Pipit 2; Robin 1; Chiffchaff 16 (3); Willow Warbler 6; Goldcrest 9 (1); Long-tailed Tit 2 (2); Coal Tit 1; Great Tit 1; Chaffinch 2; Goldfinch 1; Lesser Redpoll 8; Yellowhammer 1. Total 57.
|The adult female Yellowhammer caught hadn't started moulting yet and may have only just finished breeding.|