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CES 2

Sunday, May 19th 2019

Skies with a hint of pink greeted the bird ringers for CES 2.

Skies with a hint of pink

The same nets are raised on the same days for the same length of time, so data can be collected to enable comparisons and trends to be made.  Unusually over 100 birds were processed.  Last year for CES 2 there were only about 50. 

Several Garden Warblers were ringed.  More Bullfinches continued to arrive in the ringing room as did a 'whole flock' of adult and juvenile Long-tailed Tits.  Blackcaps used to prefer the area of the reserve we call 'the bank' and were only caught there, but now they can be found in many different places.

Blackcap

The team effort ensured that the day went smoothly.  Many thanks to everyone who helped.

This time of year sees new flowers in bloom almost daily.   Cow Parsley only grows near the lake and is flowering.

Cow Parsley

One or two flowers of Common Bird's-foot Trefoil are open and soon areas of the moorland will turn yellow.

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil

Hawthorn or May is quickly changing the green trees to white.

Hawthorn of May


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