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CES at WWT Llanelli 2017
We have
completed the first 6 sessions of the Constant Effort Site  (CES) at WWT Llanelli. Numbers are down a
little over last year at 142 whereas we had 162 by this time in 2016. However
we were pleased to catch 2 Willow tits this year, an adult and  a juv...

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Another Garden Session 13th March
       In this
session we caught a total of 52 birds. Our Siskin total this time was 35
including 2 controls, that is birds which were ringed somewhere else. We shall
wait to see how far they have travelled.          We also had
4 Lesser redpoll, which is t...

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Mainly Siskins
Valerie and
I did a session in my Crynant garden this morning as I had noticed a good
number of Siskins on the feeders.  We caught 49 birds of which 37 were Siskins.
There are more visiting the feeders than I thought! The other
birds were: 4 Robins, 2 Starl...

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CES 10 at WWT 5 August 2016
Low numbers
again this session however of the 16 birds, 12 were juveniles and we caught 11
species. There was a tit flock and several Goldfinches flying around but we caught
only 3 tits and 1 Goldfinch, the second this year after 2 years without any. Specie...

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Lots of juveniles for CES 8
The number
of first year birds made up for a relatively low number of birds on our CES
site at WWT Llanelli. This was Session 8 and took place on 14th July.  Chiff chaff numbers are picking up but there
are still few Blackcaps. Species First
year Adult To...

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A mixed picture for our Re-trapping Adults for Survival
(RAS) project this year. It started well with 28 Pied flycatcher nests with
eggs however 3 of these nests failed to hatch any eggs. Of the remaining 25
nests, only 21 fledged any young. The failed broo...

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A disappointing CES 6 despite good weather with low wind. We
caught 22 birds and of these 13 were juveniles which made up for the low
numbers somewhat.  We had our first Cetti's
warbler of the year, an adult, however only one Chiff chaff, a juvenile. No

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CES at WWT Llanelli
The weather had been rather variable so it turned out that
Saturday 18 June was the first day that we were able to do CES session 5. We
caught 28 birds and of these 12 were juveniles. We had our first Sedge warbler
of the year, an adult, and re-trapped a Tr...

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CES 4 at WWT 2016
CES 4 took place on 2nd June and there were more juvenile birds than on earlier sessions. There were 3 recently fledged Great tits with an attendant female and a similar Blue tit also with a female. In these circumstances we release the young and adult toge...

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CES 3 at WWT
On what turned out to be a cold morning, the third Constant
Effort Site (CES) session took place on Monday 23 rd May. We caught
our first juvenile Robins of the season which were all a healthy weight. The most interesting bird was an adult male Blackcap
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