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.