The catch was excellent. A total of 124 birds (20 species) was made up of the following:
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The highlight was without doubt the 25 blackcaps. All but one were recently fledged juveniles, with the other being an adult male. Other features were the eleven reed bunting, the first Cetti's warblers in a little while, a control siskin, and a woodpigeon.
The woodpigeon was an adult, but the biometrics were within the zone of overlap between the sexes, so we could not say whether it was male or female. It was a first for Charlie.
The number of reed bed warblers trapped remained low, with a few reed warblers and a single sedge warbler during the session. The total of new birds in 2014 in now only 15 short of 1000
Thanks to Heather Coats, Charlie Sargent, Keith Vaughton, Wayne Morris, Hannah Meinertzhagen, Julian and Fiona Trevino-Villarreal for company and assistance this morning.