Monday 15th July 2019

Juvenile Blackcap

There are no prizes for working out the sex of this juvenile Blackcap, trapped today, as it undergoes its post-juvenile moult with new black crown feathers replacing the juvenile brown ones! Ringing was steady today with no surprises. 49 new birds of 12 species were trapped including 36 warblers. The final totals were: 5 Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chaffinch, 14 Chiffchaff, 4 Dunnock, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Great Tit, 13 Reed Warbler, 1 Robin, 3 Sedge Warbler and 3 Wren. There was also 1 control Reed Warbler from Slapton Ley.

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