|Retraps in brackets.|
|The 10 Tree Pipits ringed over the last 5 days brings the total ringed in August to 48.|
Willow Warblers continued to outnumber Chiffchaffs during the period as a whole, only just, but that should change once we get into September. Both Chiffchaff and Blackcap have been present in relatively low numbers during August and there is no sign of that changing at present so it will be really interesting to see what happens with them next month.
On the other hand Goldcrests have been caught in higher numbers than usual and the 20 ringed over the last 5 days brings the total for the month to 36 which is more than double last August's total. If that is replicated in September and October then we could be in for another bumper Goldcrest autumn without any influx of birds from the continent.
|First year Spotted Flycatcher|
|First year male Redstart|
JTA193 Willow Warbler
Ringed 06/08/16 Billinge Hill, Merseyside
Controlled 14/08/16 Durlston Country Park, Dorset. 329 km S, duration 8 days.
Details were also received of a Siskin that was ringed in the garden in February and caught by a ringer in Drummond, Inverness, Highland in July.
Ringed 25/02/16 near Orrell, Greater Manchester
Controlled 03/07/16 Drummond, Inverness, Highland. 448 km NW, duration 129 days.