22nd and 29th June 2018


June is never the most exciting month at South Milton with the ringing dominated by local breeders so there is little of interest to put in the blog. I have pooled together my last two visits, both completed during the current prolonged spell of good weather. Even then, there were a couple of surprises with an adult female Yellowhammer being the last bird trapped on 22nd and a young Treecreeper finding its way into a net on the 29th. Neither of these species is annual at SML.

In total 67 birds were caught of which 11 were recaptures: 3 Blackbird, 7 Blackcap, 11 Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Great Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 16 Reed Warbler, 4 Robin, 6 Sedge Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Wren and 1 Yellowhammer. One of the re-trap Reed Warblers was first ringed as a juvenile way back in 2011.

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